proxenos

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Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek πρόξενος (próksenos, public guest), from πρό (pró, before (in preference)) (whence English pro-) + ξένος (ksénos, recipient of hospitality”, “guest”, “stranger) (whence English xen-, -xeny); compare proxenus; unrelated to either Latin proximus, English proxy, or their derivations.

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proxenos (plural proxenoi)

  1. (in Ancient Greek history) A citizen of a state appointed by another state to host its ambassadors and to represent and protect its interests there.

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  • proxeny (in Ancient Greek history)

References[edit]

  • proxenos, n.” listed in the Oxford English Dictionary (draft revision, March 2008)