Definition of proxenos in English:

proxenos

(also proxenus)

noun

Ancient Greek History
  • A resident citizen of a state who is appointed by another state to represent and protect its interests there: see quot. 1842.

Origin

Late 18th century. From ancient Greek πρόξενος public guest or friend from πρό + ξένος guest, stranger.

Pronunciation

proxenos

/ˈprɒksɪnɒs/