[kom-puh-tey-shuh n]
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Origin of compotation

First recorded in 1585–95, compotation is from the Latin word compōtātiōn- (stem of compōtātiō, translation of Greek sympósion symposium). See com-, potation Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Related Words for compotation

orgy, blind, affair, carousal, fling, drunk, toot, bender, jag, bout, compotation

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British Dictionary definitions for compotation


  1. rare the act of drinking together in a company
Derived Formscompotator, noun

Word Origin for compotation

C16: from Latin compōtātiō, translation of Greek symposium
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