komast

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English[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek κωμαστής (kōmastēs) ‘reveler’, from κῶμος (kōmos) ‘merrymaking’.

Noun[edit]

komast (plural komasts)

  1. A drunken reveller, especially as depicted in ancient Greek art.
    • 1979, The triple repetition of the god's name has a hymnic effect and so in form as well as function these lines are a modification of the standard appeal of the komast to a divinity for help. — David West & Tony Woodman, Creative Imitation and Latin Literature (Cambridge University Press 2001, p. 55)
    • 1994, In later versions of this theme on vases, a komast is occasionally found instead of the protosatyr here. — Eric Csapo & Judith Barringer, The Context of Ancient Drama (University of Michigan Press 2005, p. 96)

Icelandic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From the verb koma (to come) + -st (a suffix which turns verbs into middle voice verbs). See also the appendix about the Icelandic middle voice verbs.

Verb[edit]

komast

  1. to get there, to get, to be able to come
    Hún komst alla leið þótt hún væri fótbrotin.
    She got to the end despite her broken leg.
    Nei fyrirgefðu, ég kemst ekki.
    I'm sorry, I can't make it.

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Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

Verb[edit]

komast

  1. passive infinitive of koma and kome