Komos

[koh-muh s]
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noun


Comus

or Ko·mos

[koh-muh s]

noun

an ancient Greek and Roman god of drinking and revelry.

Origin of Comus

< Latin < Greek kômos revel; akin to comedy
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Comus

noun

(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 komos

Comus

n.

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

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