xenodochium

noun

xen·​o·​do·​chi·​um
-ˈkīəm
plural xenodochia
-īə
: a medieval house for the care of the poor, strangers, pilgrims, or the sick

Word History

Etymology

Late Latin, from Greek xenodocheion inn

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“Xenodochium.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/xenodochium. Accessed 29 Jan. 2023.

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