comast

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

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comast ‎(plural comasts)

  1. A reveler, usually drunken or riotous.
    • 1996: Festivals of Dionysus were often characterized by ritual license and revelry, including reversal of social roles, cross-dressing by boys and men . . ., drunken comasts in the streets, as well as widespread boisterousness and obscenity. — The Oxford Classical Dictionary, 3rd edition, p. 481.

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