[kon-vahyv; French kawn-veev]
- an eating or drinking companion; fellow diner or drinker.
Origin of convive
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Examples from the Web for convive
It was impossible, unless the convive sat as a centre-piece in the middle, to put another guest at that table.A Little Dinner at Timmins's
William Makepeace Thackeray
Word Origin and History for convive
1640s, from French convive, from Latin conviva "one who feasts with others," from convivere (see convivial). In mid-19c., also "woman 'who lives in the same house with a number of others.' "
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper