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  1. xenodochium(Noun)

    A room (or separate guesthouse) in a monastery for the temporary accommodation of guests or pilgrims.

  2. Origin: From from ξενοδοχεῖον from ξένος + δέχομαι

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  1. Xenodochium(noun)

    a house for the reception of strangers

  2. Xenodochium(noun)

    in the Middle Ages, a room in a monastery for the reception and entertainment of strangers and pilgrims, and for the relief of paupers. [Called also Xenodocheion.]

  3. Origin: [LL., fr. L. xenodochium a building for the reception of strangers, Gr. xenodochei^on .]


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