variants or less commonly proxenos
plural proxeni
also proxenoi
: a citizen of a city state in ancient Greece appointed by another state to have charge of its interests and the welfare of its citizens while in his state

Word History


New Latin, from Greek proxenos, from pro before, for + xenos stranger, guest

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“Proxenus.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 14 Jul. 2024.

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