Code Of Hospitality

Warm welcome extended to visitors: part of the AncientCustom(s) of Mankind.


I like the Arabic welcome at the door: 'Bayt-i Bayt-kum': 'My house is your house'. Seems quite appropriate to Wiki.

-- MartinNoutch

The SpanishLanguage? adopted this saying, doubtless a result of Moorish influence.

Peter Jones' excellent Learn Ancient Greek (ISBN 0715627589 ) reveals that /xenos/ meant both "stranger" and "guest".

Zeus, the king of the gods, was also the god of hospitality and protector of guests. They took it /very/ seriously.


That does the nice second meaning for the word "xenophobia"...

-- AlexeyDolganov


See also StBenedictsRule

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