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Strong's #3578 - ξενία

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  1. hospitality, hospitable reception
  2. a lodging place, lodgings
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Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions

ξεν-ία, ἡ,

ξενίη Od. 24.286; Ion. ξεινίη (v.l. ξεινηΐη) Hdt. (v. infr.): (ξένος):


1. hospitality shown to a guest, entertainment, δώροισιν ἀμειψάμενος.. καὶ ξενίῃ ἀγαθῇ Od. 24.286; μείξεσθαι ξενίῃ ἠδ' ἀγλαὰ δῶρα διδώσειν ib. 314; κατὰ ξεινίην hospitii causa, Hdt. 2.182; ἐπὶ ξενίαν ἐλθεῖν to come as a guest, Pi. N. 10.49; but, ἐπὶ ξενίαν καλεῖν, παρακαλεῖν, also ἐπὶ ξενίᾳ καλεῖσθαι, καλεῖν, prob. only as f.l. for ἐπὶ ξένια, v. ξένιος 1.2: in pl., Id. O. 4.17; ξενίαι καὶ φιλότητες And. 1.145; ἑτοίμαζέ μοι ξ. Philem. 22.

2. friendly relation between two states, or between a person and a foreign state, ξεινίην τινὶ συντίθεσθαι, Lat. hospitium facere cum aliquo, Hdt. 1.27, 3.39; ξ. τοῖσι Ἀκανθίοισι προεῖπε Id. 7.116; ἐποιήσαντο ὅρκια ξεινίης πέρι καὶ συμμαχίης Id. 1.69; διαλύσασθαι τὴν ξ. Id. 4.154; τὰς παλαιὰς ξ. ἀνανεώσασθαι Isoc. 4.43; κατὰ τὴν ξ. because of their friendly relations, Th. 8.6; διὰ τὴν ξ. Plu. 2.816a; πρὸς ξ. τᾶς σᾶς by thy friendship with us, S. OC 515 (lyr.); ξ. τινός with him, D. 18.51; φιλίαν καὶ ξ. ib.284.

3. status of an alien, opp. that of a citizen, γραφὴ ξενίας indictment of an alien for usurping civic rights, Id. 3.29; ξενίας φεύγειν (sc. γραφήν) to be so indicted, Ar. V. 718; ἀγωνίσασθαι Lys. 13.60; ἁλίσκεσθαι D. 24.131; ξενίας γράψασθαί τινα Id. 40.41.

II guest-chamber, PSI 1.50.16 (iv/v A. D.); perh. lodging, Acts 28:23.

Thayer's Expanded Definition

ξένια, ξενιας, (ξένιος, ξένια, ξενιον, and this from ξένος), from Homer down, hospitality, hospitable reception; equivalent to a lodging-place, lodgings: Acts 28:23 (equivalent to τό μίσθωμα in Acts 28:30 (but this is doubtful; the more probable opinion receives the preference under the word ἴδιος, 1 a.)); Philemon 1:22. (See especially Lightfoot on Philippians, p. 9, and on Philemon 1, the passage cited.)

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Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament

** ξενία , -ας ,

(<ξένος ),

[in LXX: Sirach 29:27 Bl*;]

hospitality, entertainment: Philemon 1:22 (cf. ICC, in l, but v. infr.). By meton., a place of entertainment, a lodging-place: Acts 28:23, and so perh. Philemon 1:22 (Lft., in l, Phi., p. 9; but v. supr., and cf. MM, xvii).†

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Vocabulary of the Greek NT

This conversational diminutive (John 12:14) may be illustrated from P Oxy I. 63.11 (ii/iii A.D.) τοὺς δειγματοάρτας καθ᾽ αὑτὸν ἀναπέμψαι πρὸς ζυγοστα [σ ]ίαν λαβόντα παρὰ τῶν ἀρχεφόδων ὀνάριον, ";send up the inspectors yourself to the examination, gelling a donkey from the chiefs of the police"; (Edd.) : c. the double diminutive in P Ryl II. 239.21 (mid. iii/A.D.) πανταχόθεν ἴδε αὐτ ̣ῷ μικρο ̣, ν ̣ ο ̣̔̓ν ̣αρίδιον, ";look out everywhere for a small donkey for him";(Edd.). The word appears as a diminutive of ὄνος in its less usual sense of ";wine-cup"; in P Giss I. 47.17 (time of Hadrian) τὸ ὀνάριον τὸ χαλκοῦν, BGU I. 248.26 (ii/A.D.) ὀνάριον ὑπὸ τρίχωρο (ν) οἴνου.


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ξενιαν ξενίαν xenian xenían
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