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  • From Middle English hoste, from Old French oste (French: hôte), from Latin hospitem, accusative of hospes, from Proto-Indo-European *gʰostipotis ("master of guests"), from *gʰóstis and *pótis. Used in English since 13th century. guest.
  • From Middle English oost, borrowed from Old French ost, hoste, from Latin hostis ("foreign enemy") (as opposed to inimicus); cognate with etymology 1 through an Indo-European root.
  • From Middle English host, oist, ost, from Old French hoiste, from Latin hostia ("sacrificial victim"). hostie.

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