Question by  Meg55 (94)

What is "xenia"?

My Greek friend couldn't translate it for me.


Answer by  michaeledwardhourigan (462)

Xenia is a Latin name that means "hospitable" or "welcoming". Other then the meaning behind the name it has to translation into English. It originated from the Greek word Xeno, which means "guest" or "stranger".


Answer by  anipsioula (30)

"Xenia" means "strangeness", "foreigness". It is the abstract noun for the adjective "xenos" which means "stranger" (in the sense of unknown, unusual) and "foreign" (coming from a different country). Related to Greek culture it might be interpreted as the sense of "not belonging" completely to a culture as immigrant.

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