Definition of Xenodocheion. Meaning of Xenodocheion. Synonyms of Xenodocheion

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Definition of Xenodocheion

Xenodocheion
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.]

Meaning of Xenodocheion from wikipedia

- In the early Middle Ages, a xenodochium or xenodoch(e)ion (from Ancient Gr**** ξενοδοχεῖον, xenodokheîon; place for strangers, inn, guesthouse) was either...
- residence of the hegoumenos, or abbot. Excavations suggest that the great xenodocheion, a reception area for pilgrims, may originally have been a cemetery....
- mentioned by Theodore of Stoudios in one of his letters, as the site of a xenodocheion (caravanserai). By the late 11th century, it featured a market town....
- Judean hills east of Jerusalem. Martyrius reposed on April 13, 486. The xenodocheion (pilgrim hostelry) was a source of considerable income to the Sabaite...
- each divided into 4 sections second half of 6th century building of xenodocheions/bimārestāns by the Nestorians under the Sasanians, would evolve into...
- ho****e as a ptochotrophius, a late antique borrowing from Gr****, like xenodocheion. It literally means "nourisher of the poor", i.e. "poorhouse". Life,...