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Posadas

[paw-sah-th ahs] /pɔˈsɑ ðɑs/
noun
1.
a city in NE Argentina, on the Paraná River.

posada

[poh-sah-duh; Spanish paw-sah-th ah] /poʊˈsɑ də; Spanish pɔˈsɑ ðɑ/
noun, plural posadas
[poh-sah-duh z; Spanish paw-sah-th ahs] /poʊˈsɑ dəz; Spanish pɔˈsɑ ðɑs/ (Show IPA)
1.
(in some Spanish-speaking countries) a government-operated or -approved inn offering moderately priced rooms to tourists, especially in a historic area.
Origin
1755-1765
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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British Dictionary definitions for Posadas

posada

/poˈsaða/
noun (pl) -das (-ðas)
1.
an inn in a Spanish-speaking country
Word Origin
literally: place for stopping
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Word Origin and History for Posadas

posada

n.

"inn," 1763, from Spanish posada "home, lodging," from posar "to repose, rest, lodge," from Latin pausare (see pause (v.)).

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Encyclopedia Article for Posadas

city, capital of Misiones provincia (province), northeastern Argentina. Situated in the western corner of the province, it is bordered (north and east) by the Parana River, which separates it from Encarnacion, Paraguay. The settlement originated as a Paraguayan trading post and river port, known as Trinchera de los Paraguayos ("Trench of the Paraguayans"). In 1869, during the War of the Triple Alliance, however, the name was changed to Trinchera de San Jose. In 1879 the city was named for the national hero, Gervasio Antonio Posadas (1757-1833). An administrative centre, with a substantial portion of its population working in public service, Posadas is also important for the manufacture of wood and iron products. Pop. (2001) 252,981.

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