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    Ksenija,Ksusha ....

    whats the meaning of these two names "ksenija,ksusha" ....
    whats the different...?

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    Re: Ksenija,Ksusha ....

    Quote Originally Posted by eMAD
    whats the meaning of these two names "ksenija,ksusha" ....
    whats the different...?
    ksusha (Ксюша) is a pet name for ksenija

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    Re: Ksenija,Ksusha ....

    Quote Originally Posted by DenisM
    Quote Originally Posted by eMAD
    whats the meaning of these two names "ksenija,ksusha" ....
    whats the different...?
    ksusha (Ксюша) is a pet name for ksenija
    Diminutive, man, diminutive!

    The name "Ksenija" (=Xenyia) has the same root as all the words with the part "xeno-", meaning "stranger", "foreigner". Came from Greek "xenos". I heard that original greek name was Polyxenia.

    This is Greek for sure, Triton!
    Find your inner Bart!

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    Hmm, I've heard there was a queen in Ancient Tarabaria named Gzeh-Nni-Ah, so maybe...

    "Словарь русских имён" at gramota.ru :

    1. КСЕНИЯ, -и, ж.; народн. Аксинья, -и; разг. Ксенья, -и.
    Производные: Ксеня (Ксена); Ксенюша; Сеня; Сенюра; Ксеша; Ксюня; Сюня; Ксюра; Ксюта; Ксюша
    Аксиньюшка; Акся; Аксюня; Аксюта; Аксюха; Аксюша; Ася.
    [Предположительно от греч. xenia — гостеприимство или xenios (ж. р. xenia) — чужой, чужеземный.]
    †31 янв., 6 февр., 26 авг.

    2. Ксения, -и, ж. Разг. к Поликсения (см.).
    ПОЛИКСЕНИЯ, -и, ж.; разг. Поликсена, -ы и Ксения (2), -и.
    Производные: Поликсюша; Ксюша; Ксеня; Ксеша; Поля.
    [Греч. личное имя Polyxene. От polyxene — очень гостеприимная.]
    †6 окт.
    ОКСАНА, -ы, ж.
    Производные: Оксанка; Ксана; Сана.
    [Укр. разг. форма имени Ксения (см.), ставшая документальной.]
    †См. Ксения

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    well..i think i need a translation to understand this !!
    i can see so many names....are they similar...or ...can some with the name ksenija be called with all these names ?

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    OK, don't bother yourself with all this stuff, most of the variants are outdated, sound rather exotic and are nevere used nowadays.

    The only thing you want to know is that there's a name Кс́ения [Kseniya] - а pretty rare one, I would say. I've never met anyone with such a name in my life and the only Kseniya that I can think of right now is Ксения Собчак.

    As Gerty said , the name is of Greek origin, either from xenia - hospitality, or xenios - strange, foreign, alien. Well, at least that's what the dictionary says. I'm sure, Греческо is gonna say it's wrong. There was also a Greek name Polyxene - meaning very hospitable.

    Also there is a very popular Russian name Окс́ана [Oksana], which originally was a Ukrainian variant of Ксения. As I said, I've never met a Kseniya, but I know dozens of Oksanas.

    The diminutive both for Ксения and Оксана is Кс́юша [Ksusha].

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    so calling someone KSUSHA is bad????

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    No, it's perfectly OK to call a girl Ksusha if she's your close friend.
    I guess, it's the word "diminutive" that has confused you, right? Well I'm not sure if this is the right English word, in Russian it's "уменьшительное имя" - diminutive name. Like, for example, Bill is a diminutive for William.
    So, there's nothing wrong with Ksusha.

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    Yeah, Ksyusha is OK. I knew a girl with this name. And she was strictly against that Оксана and Ксения is the same.

    Ксюша, Кснюня, Ксюнька, Ксю (although, I wouldn't recommend to use this particular diminutive )... all this works perfectly well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Triton
    As Gerty said , the name is of Greek origin, either from xenia - hospitality, or xenios - strange, foreign, alien. Well, at least that's what the dictionary says. I'm sure, Греческо is gonna say it's wrong. There was also a Greek name Polyxene - meaning very hospitable..
    Well this time you are close, but still not completely right.

    The hospitality is philoxenia, not just xenia. Philos(friend)+xenia(the situation of accepting a xenos).

    Xenos (not xenios) means foreign in modern Greek, the same in ancient Greek, but the word doesn't have a negative meaning as the word strange/alien in English has. Especially in ancient Greece a xenos was a person wo had big respect from the others. The main difference is that in modern Greek we can refer to a non-Greek too as xenos while in ancient Greek a xenos was a person from another city, still Greek. The non-Greek was called barbaros.

    Xenios means the one who supports philoxenia (You have probably heard of the phrase "Xenios Zeus").

    You got it about Polyxene .
    Греческо - Έλληνας

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    My she-cat name is Ксюша

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