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Xenium


Xe′ni-um

(zē′nĭ-ŭm)
,
Noun.
;
pl.
Xenia
(zē′nĭ-ȧ)
.
[L., from Gr.
ξένιον
gift to a guest, fr.
ξένοσ
guest.]
(Class. Antiq.)
A present given to a guest or stranger, or to a foreign ambassador.

Definition 2021


xenium

xenium

English

Noun

xenium (plural xenia)

  1. A gift or offering.
    • 1872, Mackenzie Edward C. Walcott, Traditions and customs of cathedrals (page 136)
      At Rochester the Bishop received a xenium or pension on St. Andrew's Day from the convent.

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Latin

Etymology

From Ancient Greek ξένιον (xénion)

Pronunciation

  • (Classical) IPA(key): /ˈkse.ni.um/, [ˈksɛ.ni.ũ]

Noun

xenium n (genitive xeniī); second declension

  1. a present, gift, especially one for a host or vice-versa.

Inflection

Second declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative xenium xenia
genitive xeniī xeniōrum
dative xeniō xeniīs
accusative xenium xenia
ablative xeniō xeniīs
vocative xenium xenia

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