Origin of convivial
Examples from the Web for convivially
As late as August 1864, on the visit to Halifax of some Canadian delegates, he had been convivially eloquent in favour of union.The Tribune of Nova Scotia|W. L. (William Lawson) Grant
"Have a peach," he said convivially, laying an enormous Late Crawford on the corner of the desk.The Wizard's Daughter and Other Stories|Margaret Collier Graham
Word Origin for convivial
1660s, "pertaining to a feast," from Late Latin convivialis, from Latin convivium "a feast," from convivere "to carouse together," from com- "together" (see com-) + vivere "to live" (see vital). Meaning "sociable" is from 18c. Related: Conviviality.