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[oh-tel-dyœ] /oʊ tɛlˈdyœ/
noun, plural hôtels-Dieu
[oh-tel-dyœ] /oʊ tɛlˈdyœ/ (Show IPA).
a hospital.
Origin of hôtel-Dieu
literally, mansion of God Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • And the devout sisters of the hotel-dieu, not fearing death, worked piously and humbly, not out of regard for any worldly honour.

    The Great Pestilence (A.D. 1348-9) Francis Aidan Gasquet
  • The prelate's three hundred thousand livres were devoted to the internal repairs of the hotel-dieu.

    A Popular History of France From The Earliest Times Francois Pierre Guillaume Guizot
  • Bianchon did not wish to seem as though he were spying the head surgeon of the hotel-dieu; he went away.

    The Atheist's Mass Honore de Balzac
  • A surgeon, a pupil of Gall's came, and our house surgeon, and the head physician from the hotel-dieu.

    Father Goriot Honore de Balzac
  • At the hotel-dieu there is a Sallambier ward which perpetuates his memory.

    Balzac Frederick Lawton
  • The chapel of the religiouses of the hotel-dieu, is situated behind the high altar.

  • He got the native of Cantal into the hotel-dieu, where he took the greatest care of him.

    The Atheist's Mass Honore de Balzac

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