ξενία

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Ancient Greek[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From ξένος ‎(xénos, stranger, guest)

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

ξενίᾱ ‎(xeníāf ‎(genitive ξενίας); first declension xenia cenia may be Romanised forms of Ancient Greek ξενίᾱ.

  1. hospitality, hospitable reception, entertainment
  2. guest room
  3. friendly relations
  4. the state/rights of a foreigner
  5. the idea that all strangers have a right to a certain gift, whether it is food, gold, entertainment or a place to stay

Inflection[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Adjective[edit]

ξενία ‎(xenía)

  1. feminine nominative singular of ξένιος ‎(xénios)
  2. feminine vocative singular of ξένιος ‎(xénios)
  3. feminine nominative dual of ξένιος ‎(xénios)
  4. feminine accusative dual of ξένιος ‎(xénios)
  5. feminine vocative dual of ξένιος ‎(xénios)

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