[pran-dee-uh l]

Origin of prandial

1810–20; < Latin prandi(um) luncheon, meal + -al1
Related formspran·di·al·ly, adverb Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

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British Dictionary definitions for prandial


  1. facetious of or relating to a meal
Derived Formsprandially, adverb

Word Origin for prandial

C19: from Latin prandium meal, luncheon
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Word Origin and History for prandial

"pertaining to dinner," 1820, from Latin prandium "late breakfast, luncheon" (see postprandial). OED reports it as "affected or jocose."

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prandial in Medicine


  1. Of or relating to a meal.
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