spital

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spit·al

 (spĭt′l)
n. Archaic
A hospital, especially one for patients with contagious diseases.

[Middle English spitel, short for hospital; see hospital.]

spital

(ˈspɪtəl)
n
1. (Medicine) a hospital, esp for the needy sick
2. a highway shelter
[C13 spitel, changed from Medieval Latin hospitāle hospital]

spit•al

(ˈspɪt l)

n. Archaic.
1. a hospital, esp. one for lazars.
2. a shelter on a highway.
[1625–35; alter. of spittle, Middle English spitel < Medieval Latin hospitāle]