ξένος

Ancient GreekEdit

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EtymologyEdit

From earlier ξένϝος (xénwos), from Proto-Hellenic *ksénwos. Compare Avestan 𐬑𐬱𐬥𐬀𐬎(xšnau). Also reflected in Albanian huaj (alien), from Proto-Albanian *ksōn(w)ja.

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AdjectiveEdit

ξένος (xénosm (feminine ξένη, neuter ξένον); first/second declension

  1. foreign
  2. strange, unusual

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  • Greek: ξένος (xénos)

NounEdit

ξένος (xénosm (genitive ξένου); second declension

  1. of parties giving or receiving hospitality: host and much more commonly guest
  2. stranger
  3. one who is hired: hired worker, mercenary
  4. foreigner

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GreekEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Ancient Greek ξένος (xénos).

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈkse.nos/
  • Hyphenation: ξέ‧νος

AdjectiveEdit

ξένος (xénosm (feminine ξένη, neuter ξένο)

  1. foreign
  2. strange, unfamiliar

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NounEdit

ξένος (xénosm (plural ξένοι, feminine ξένη)

  1. foreigner, alien
  2. stranger
  3. guest

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