ξένος

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Ancient Greek[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From ξένϝος ‎(xénwos), perhaps from Pre-Greek.[1]

Pronunciation[edit]

 

Adjective[edit]

ξένος ‎(xénosm ‎(feminine ξένη, neuter ξένον); first/second declension

  1. foreign
  2. strange, unusual

Declension[edit]

Noun[edit]

ξένος ‎(xénosm ‎(genitive ξένου); second declension

  1. of parties giving or receiving hospitality: host and much more commonly guest
  2. stranger
  3. one who is hired: hired worker, mercenary
  4. foreigner

Declension[edit]

Descendants[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Beekes, Robert S. P. (2010), “ξένος”, in Etymological Dictionary of Greek (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 10), volume II, with the assistance of Lucien van Beek, Leiden, Boston: Brill, page 1034

Greek[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek ξένος ‎(xénos).

Noun[edit]

ξένος ‎(xénosm ‎(plural ξένοι, feminine ξένη)

  1. foreigner, alien
  2. stranger
  3. guest

Declension[edit]

Synonyms[edit]

Adjective[edit]

ξένος ‎(xénosm ‎(feminine ξένη, neuter ξένο)

  1. foreign
  2. strange, unfamiliar

Declension[edit]