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German term or phrase:Bürgerspital
English translation:Bürgerspital
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15:30 Sep 25, 2000
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Art/Literary - Architecture
German term or phrase: Bürgerspital
Not much to go on really as it appears in a list. Appears to be a building of historical significance.
Julie Neill
Spain
Local time: 05:29
Don't translate it. The Buergerspital was a building typical
Explanation:
of the miedieval town which, yes, the first information was correct, acting like a hospital, but ONLY WHEN THERE WERE SICK PEOPLE (plagues, etc.). In normal circumstances it was the municipal hotel where traders stayed, and if the Burg went under seige it was the place where you could get medicines. So you see, if you translate it, you lose all that! Because these days such installations no longer function.
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Parrot
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Summary of answers provided
najust an addition.
Parrot
naDon't translate it. The Buergerspital was a building typical
Parrot
naliterally: Citizen's hospital
Mats Wiman
naSpital is an old term for hospital, infirmary
Elisabeth Moser


  

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Spital is an old term for hospital, infirmary


Explanation:
Buergerspital=was a hospital for the upcoming middle class, the Buerger.
I would not necessarily translate it,
except in paranthesis as: middle class/
citizens'infirmatory.
The name Spital is still used in Austria
for Krankenhaus/hospital.



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Elisabeth Moser
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literally: Citizen's hospital


Explanation:
but it's certainly a proper name


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Mats Wiman
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Don't translate it. The Buergerspital was a building typical


Explanation:
of the miedieval town which, yes, the first information was correct, acting like a hospital, but ONLY WHEN THERE WERE SICK PEOPLE (plagues, etc.). In normal circumstances it was the municipal hotel where traders stayed, and if the Burg went under seige it was the place where you could get medicines. So you see, if you translate it, you lose all that! Because these days such installations no longer function.

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just an addition.


Explanation:
You could explain the term.


    I forgot. I was 8 years studying art history, so I know there are
    a lof sources on this - but any tourist office can clear it up for U
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