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hospĭtĭum , ĭi, n. hospes.
B. Concr., a place of entertainment for strangers, a lodging, inn, guest-chamber (cf. diversorium): “ex vita ita discedo tamquam ex hospitio, non tamquam ex domo,Cic. de Sen. 23, 84; cf. id. de Or. 2, 58, 234: “Piliae paratum est hospitium,id. Att. 14, 2, 3: “deductus a magistratibus in nemorosum hospitium,Plin. 35, 11, 38, § 121: “publicum,Liv. 5, 28, 4: “ibi (milites) benigne excepti divisique in hospitia,id. 2, 14, 8: “ad hospitium imperatoris venire,id. 33, 1, 6: “hospitia singulorum adire,Suet. Ner. 47: “praetorianae cohortes per hospitia dispersae,the townquarters, id. Tib. 37: “Romae ... magno hospitium miserabile,Juv. 3, 166: “tolerabile,id. 7, 69: “hospitio aliquem juvare,id. 3, 211: hospitio prohibemur harenae, of the shore (i. e. from landing), Verg. A. 1, 540.— Transf., of animals: “itque pecus longa in deserta sine ullis Hospitiis,Verg. G. 3, 343; 4, 24; Plin. 10, 23, 33, § 66.—Comically: “quid faciam nunc, si tresviri me in carcerem compegerint? ... ita Peregre adveniens hospitio publicitus accipiar,Plaut. Am. 1, 1, 8: “certe advenientem hic me hospitio pugneo accepturus est,id. ib. 1, 1, 140: nec confidentiae usquam hospitium est, nec de verticulum dolis, id. Capt. 3, 3, 8.—Trop.: ut universi intellegant, sacrosanctum cunctis esse debere hospitium virilis animae, i. e. virile corpus, Mos. et Rom. Leg. Coll. 5, 3, 2.
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