- the president, director, or master of a symposium.
- a toastmaster.
Origin of symposiarch
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Examples from the Web for symposiarch
The symposiarch, or arbiter bibendi, settled the proportions to be used.Plutarch's Morals
Olympius had risen from his place as Symposiarch and was leaning against a door-post awaiting death with manly composure.Serapis, Complete
And now, said the Emperor, you must all obey your symposiarch, and I am going to tell you each in turn what to do.Darkness and Dawn
Frederic W. Farrar
They have their absolute ruler, the symposiarch, their accepted order of drinking, their proper scale of fines.Odd Bits of History
Henry W. Wolff
- the president of a symposium, esp in classical Greece
- a rare word for toastmaster
C17: from Greek; see symposium, -arch
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