compotation

[kom-puh-tey-shuh n]

noun

an act or instance of drinking or tippling together.

Nearby words

  1. compostable,
  2. compostela,
  3. compostela, santiago de,
  4. composting toilet,
  5. composure,
  6. compotator,
  7. compote,
  8. compotier,
  9. compound,
  10. compound aneurysm

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

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British Dictionary definitions for compotation

compotation

noun

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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