symposiast

[ sim-poh-zee-ast, -uh st ]
/ sɪmˈpoʊ ziˌæst, -əst /

noun

a person who attends or participates in a symposium.

Nearby words

  1. sympodia,
  2. sympodium,
  3. symport,
  4. symposiac,
  5. symposiarch,
  6. symposium,
  7. symptom,
  8. symptom complex,
  9. symptom formation,
  10. symptomatic

Origin of symposiast

1650–60; orig. < assumed Greek symposiastḗs (unattested), a derivative of symposiázein “to drink together” (with agentive suffix -tēs), a verbal derivative of symposíon “drinking party” (see symposium); in recent use probably recoinage: symposi(um) + -ast

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British Dictionary definitions for symposiast

symposiast

/ (sɪmˈpəʊzɪˌæst) /

noun

a person who takes part in a symposium
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