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English translation: hospitality

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15:49 Sep 18, 2000
Greek to English translations [PRO]
Art/Literary
Greek term or phrase: xenia
it refers to the hospitality. But i want to know how it is applied in teh greek language
gabriel
English translation:hospitality
Explanation:
"xenos" means stranger, and "xenia"
is a synonym for "filoxenia", which means "love of strangers." In Greek culture it is still a strong custom to be hospitable to strangers, so the two words, which might seem opposite, actually are very close.
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na +1hospitalityAnita Sullivan
naΦιλοξενία
Alex Seidanis
naHospitalityJesús Paredes


  

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Hospitality


Explanation:
It is applied in the Greek language and it derives from the word "xenos"=foreign, stranger. Good luck! Oxford English Dictionary.

Jesús Paredes
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hospitality


Explanation:
"xenos" means stranger, and "xenia"
is a synonym for "filoxenia", which means "love of strangers." In Greek culture it is still a strong custom to be hospitable to strangers, so the two words, which might seem opposite, actually are very close.

Anita Sullivan
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Thanks help a lot in my essay!!

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Φιλοξενία


Explanation:
Xenia (Ξενία) definately applies but it's a rather obsolete form of the word. Its contemporary form is "filoxenia" (φιλοξενία).

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Alex Seidanis
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Alex Seidanis
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