posada

posada

[poh-sah-duh; Spanish paw-sah-thah]
noun, plural posadas [poh-sah-duhz; Spanish paw-sah-thahs] .
(in some Spanish-speaking countries) a government-operated or -approved inn offering moderately priced rooms to tourists, especially in a historic area.

Origin:
1755–65; < Spanish: inn, lodging, dwelling, equivalent to pos(ar) to lodge, rest (< Late Latin pausāre; see pose1) + -ada, feminine of -ado -ate1

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posada (poˈsaða)
 
n , pl -das
an inn in a Spanish-speaking country
 
[literally: place for stopping]

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