noun xe·ni·um \ˈzēnēəm\

Definition of xenium



  1. 1 :  a present given among the ancient Greeks and Romans to a guest or stranger and especially to a foreign ambassador

  2. 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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to cast off or become cast off

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