prox·​e·​nus | \ ˈpräksənəs \
variants: or less commonly proxenos \ -​ksəˌnäs \
plural proxeni\ -​ksəˌnī \ also proxenoi\ -​ksəˌnoi \

Definition of proxenus

: 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

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History and Etymology for proxenus

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

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“Proxenus.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Oct. 2020.

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