xenium

noun xe·ni·um \ ˈzēnēəm \

Definition of xenium

plural xenia \-nēə\
1 : a present given among the ancient Greeks and Romans to a guest or stranger and especially to a foreign ambassador
2 xenia plural : gifts sometimes given compulsorily to medieval rulers and churches

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Origin and Etymology of xenium

Latin, from Greek xenion, from neuter of xenios of hospitality, xenial


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