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pousada

[poh-sah-duh Portuguese poh-sah-duh] /poʊˈsɑ də Portuguese poʊˈsɑ də/
noun, plural pousadas
[poh-sah-duh z; Portuguese poh-sah-duh sh] /poʊˈsɑ dəz; Portuguese poʊˈsɑ dəʃ/ (Show IPA)
1.
a government-operated inn in Portugal.
Origin
1930-1935
1930-35; < Portuguese: inn, lodging, equivalent to pous(ar) to rest, halt (< Late Latin pausāre; cf. pose1) + -ada, feminine of -ado -ate1; cf. posada
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