xenial

adjective
xe·​nial | \ -nēəl, -nyəl \

Definition of xenial

: of, relating to, or constituting hospitality or relations between host and guest and especially among the ancient Greeks between persons of different cities xenial relationship xenial customs

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History and Etymology for xenial

Greek xenios xenial (from xenos guest) + English -al

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“Xenial.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/xenial. Accessed 22 Apr. 2021.

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