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Ancient GreekEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From ξένϝος (xénwos), perhaps from Pre-Greek.[1]. Also reflected in Albanian huaj (alien) from *ksōn(w)ja

PronunciationEdit

 

AdjectiveEdit

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

  1. foreign
  2. strange, unusual

DeclensionEdit

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

DeclensionEdit

DescendantsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Beekes, Robert S. P. (2010), “ξένος”, in Etymological Dictionary of Greek (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 10), volume II, with the assistance of Lucien van Beek, Leiden, Boston: Brill, page 1034

GreekEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Ancient Greek ξένος (xénos).

NounEdit

ξένος (xénosm (plural ξένοι, feminine ξένη)

  1. foreigner, alien
  2. stranger
  3. guest

DeclensionEdit

SynonymsEdit

AdjectiveEdit

ξένος (xénosm (feminine ξένη, neuter ξένο)

  1. foreign
  2. strange, unfamiliar

DeclensionEdit

SynonymsEdit