spital(redirected from Spital (disambiguation))
A hospital, especially one for patients with contagious diseases.
[Middle English spitel, short for hospital; see hospital.]
1. (Medicine) a hospital, esp for the needy sick
2. a highway shelter
[C13 spitel, changed from Medieval Latin hospitāle hospital]
1. a hospital, esp. one for lazars.
2. a shelter on a highway.
[1625–35; alter. of spittle, Middle English spitel < Medieval Latin hospitāle]