convival

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin convivalis. See convive.

Adjective[edit]

convival (comparative more convival, superlative most convival)

  1. (obsolete) Relating to a feast or festivity; convivial.
    • Sir Thomas Browne
      And though this may only seem an adventure of northern stomachs, yet as Herodotus tells us, in the hotter clime of Persia, the same was a convival dish, and solemnly eaten at the feasts of their nativities.

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