xenodocheum

noun xen·o·do·che·um \ˌzenədəˈkēəm\

Definition of xenodocheum

plural

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  1. :  an ancient Greek inn or hostel

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Origin and Etymology of xenodocheum

Late Latin, from Greek xenodocheion, from xenodochein to entertain guests, from xen- + dechesthai to take, receive; akin to Greek dokein to seem good — more at decent


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