plural xenia -nēə How to pronounce xenium (audio)
: a present given among the ancient Greeks and Romans to a guest or stranger and especially to a foreign ambassador
xenia plural : gifts sometimes given compulsorily to medieval rulers and churches

Word History


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

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“Xenium.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/xenium. Accessed 10 Dec. 2023.

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