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Syncopated form of hosteler < Middle French hostiler < Old French hostelier < [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:Template:lang:la derivations]] hostilarius < hospitalarius < hospitale "inn" < hospitālis "hospitable" < hospes "host, guest". Both hostler and its alternate form "ostler" originally meant simply "inkeeper", and acquired a specific association with horses in the second half of the 14th century.
- (RP) IPA: /ˈɒs.lə/, /ˈhɒs.lə/, SAMPA: /"Qs.l@/, /"hQs.l@/
- (US) IPA: /ˈhɑːs.lɚ/, /ˈɑːs.lɚ/, SAMPA: /"hAs.l@`/, /"Qs.l@`/
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- A person employed at an inn, hostelry, or stable to look after horses; a groom
- (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) A person employed to care for a locomotive or other large engine.
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