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xĕnĭum , ii, n., = ξένιον,
I.a gift or present made to a guest (pure Lat. lautia).
I. Lit., Plin. Ep. 6, 31, 14; Vitr. 6, 10.—Hence, Xenia, the title of the thirteenth book of Martial's epigrams, because treating of such things as were usually presented to guests, Mart. 13, 3, 1.—
II. Transf., in gen., a gift. present, Plin. Ep. 5, 14, 8; Dig. 1, 16, 6; Vulg. Ecclus. 20, 31.
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    • Pliny the Younger, Epistulae, 5.14.8
    • Pliny the Younger, Epistulae, 6.31.14
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