Word of the Week (WOW) is a weekly challenge created by Heena Rathore P. It is a fun way of improving your vocabulary! If you wish to participate, simply create a post with your word and leave a link in a comment on one of her WOW post.
This post is in response to her weekly challenge.
Here’s my WOW for this week:
Part of Speech: Noun
1.a present given among the ancient Greeks and Romans to a guest or stranger and especially to a foreign ambassador. 2. xenia plural : gifts sometimes given compulsorily to medieval rulers and churches. Merriam-Webster
Word Origin: Greek xenos guest, host, stranger
Use in Sentence:
1) The Magi visited Baby Jesus bringing xenia of frankincense, mirrh, and gold.
2) The princess most cherised xenium from her birthday was the white horse with the golden mane.