- an ancient Greek and Roman god of drinking and revelry.
Origin of Comus
< Latin < Greek kômos revel; akin to comedy
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Examples from the Web for comus
But the classical model upon which Comus was formed has not yet been discovered.Imogen
Prospero is the type of the Theurgic, as Comus is of the Goetic, magician.The Superstitions of Witchcraft
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.Dramatic Reader for Lower Grades
The little volume also contained Comus and Lycidas, which had been previously printed.Obiter Dicta
- (in late Roman mythology) a god of revelry
C17: from Latin, from Greek kōmos a revel
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