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spital

[spit-l] /ˈspɪt l/
noun, Archaic.
1.
a hospital, especially one for lazars.
2.
a shelter on a highway.
Origin
1625-1635
1625-35; alteration of spittle, Middle English spitel < Medieval Latin hospitāle; see hospital
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British Dictionary definitions for spital

spital

/ˈspɪtəl/
noun (obsolete)
1.
a hospital, esp for the needy sick
2.
a highway shelter
Word Origin
C13 spitel, changed from Medieval Latin hospitālehospital
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