convivium

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English[edit]

Noun[edit]

convivium ‎(plural convivia)

  1. A symposium.
    • 2009 April 28, Pamela Cuthbert, “Slow food author promotes focus on food producers”, in Toronto Star[1]:
      In Canada, there are more than 1,500 members and 39 convivia or local chapters.
  2. (ecology) A geographically isolated population of a species that shows differentiation from other populations of the same species; becomes a subspecies or ecotype

Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From convivo.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

convīvium n ‎(genitive convīviī); second declension

  1. A banquet, a feast

Inflection[edit]

Second declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative convīvium convīvia
genitive convīviī convīviōrum
dative convīviō convīviīs
accusative convīvium convīvia
ablative convīviō convīviīs
vocative convīvium convīvia

References[edit]

  • convivium” in Charlton T. Lewis & Charles Short, A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1879.
  • convivium” in Félix Gaffiot (1934), Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Paris: Hachette.
  • Meissner, Carl; Auden, Henry William (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[2], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • to prepare, give a feast, dinner: convivium instruere, apparare, ornare (magnifice, splendide)
    • to welcome some one to one's table: adhibere aliquem cenae or ad cenam, convivio or in convivium
    • a repast which begins in good time: convivia tempestiva (Arch. 6. 13)