or Ko·mos

[koh-muh s]


an ancient Greek and Roman god of drinking and revelry.

Origin of Comus

< Latin < Greek kômos revel; akin to comedy Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for comus

Historical Examples of comus

  • But the classical model upon which Comus was formed has not yet been discovered.


    William Godwin

  • Prospero is the type of the Theurgic, as Comus is of the Goetic, magician.

  • The "Comus," one of our handsome steel corvettes, was also here.

    In Eastern Seas

    J. J. Smith

  • The evil charm of Comus can be broken only by a wondrous plant.

  • The little volume also contained Comus and Lycidas, which had been previously printed.

    Obiter Dicta

    Augustine Birrell

British Dictionary definitions for comus



(in late Roman mythology) a god of revelry

Word Origin for Comus

C17: from Latin, from Greek kōmos a revel
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Word Origin and History for comus



Greek god of joy and revelry, from Latin, from Greek komos "revel, merrymaking" (see comedy).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper