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 or convīvī); second declension

  1. A banquet, a party, a feast

Declension[edit]

Second-declension noun (neuter).

Case Singular Plural
Nominative convīvium convīvia
Genitive convīviī
convīvī1
convīviōrum
Dative convīviō convīviīs
Accusative convīvium convīvia
Ablative convīviō convīviīs
Vocative convīvium convīvia

1Found in older Latin (until the Augustan Age).

References[edit]

  • convivium in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • convivium in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • convivium in Charles du Fresne du Cange’s Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (augmented edition, 1883–1887)
  • convivium in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette
  • Carl Meissner; Henry William Auden (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)
  • convivium in Harry Thurston Peck, editor (1898) Harper's Dictionary of Classical Antiquities, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • convivium in William Smith et al., editor (1890) A Dictionary of Greek and Roman Antiquities, London: William Wayte. G. E. Marindin