Xenodochium
Xenodochium Xen`o*do*chi"um, n. [LL., fr. L. xenodochium a building for the reception of strangers, Gr. ? .] (a) (Class. Antiq.) A house for the reception of strangers. (b) 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}.] [1913 Webster]

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  • XENODOCHIUM — Graece Ξενοδοχεῖον, locus est πρὸς κοινὴν ὑποδοχὴν τῶ ξένων κατεσκευασμένος, can. 10. Concil. Chalced. in Collect. Constitut. Eccl. ex l. 1. Cod. tit. 2. num. 15. alibique memoratus, ubi a Μαρτυρίῳ, sacello seu templo, in Martyris alicuius… …   Hofmann J. Lexicon universale

  • Xenodochĭum — (griech.), Herberge, Hospital; s. Krankenhäuser, S. 572. S. auch Xenien (Bot.) …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Xenodochium — Xenodọchium   [zu griechisch doche̅ »Aufnahme«, »Bewirtung«] das, s/...chi|en, Hospital. * * * Xe|no|dọ|chi|um, das; s, ...ien [lat. xenodochium < griech. xenodocheĩon, zu: déchesthai = aufnehmen]: (in der alten Kirche) Ort zur Aufnahme von… …   Universal-Lexikon

  • Xenodochium — Xe|no|do|chi|um [...x...] das; s, ...ien [...i̯ən] <über gleichbed. spätlat. xenodochium aus gr. xenodocheĩon> altkirchliche Fremdenherberge, Vorläufer des mittelalterlichen ↑Hospizes …   Das große Fremdwörterbuch

  • Xenodochium — …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • xenodochium — noun a room (or separate guest house) in a monastery for the temporary accommodation of guests or pilgrims …   Wiktionary

  • Xenodochium — A place set up on pilgrim routes for their and other travellers use as an overnight hostel …   Dictionary of Medieval Terms and Phrases

  • xenodochium — xen·o·do·chi·um …   English syllables

  • xenodochium — A home for the disabled and for the friendless …   Grandiloquent dictionary

  • xenodochium — /zenadokayam/ dokiyam/ 1. In the civil and old English law, an inn allowed by public license, for the entertainment of strangers, and other guests. 2. Also, a hospital; a place where sick and infirm persons are taken care of …   Black's law dictionary

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