symposium

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Latin symposium, from Ancient Greek συμπόσιον (sumpósion, drinking party) from συμπίνω (sumpínō, drink together) συν- (sun-, together-) + πίνω (pínō, drink).

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Noun[edit]

symposium (plural symposiums or symposia)

  1. A conference or other meeting for discussion of a topic, especially one in which the participants make presentations.
  2. A drinking party in Ancient Greece, especially one with intellectual discussion.

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Dutch[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek συμπόσιον (sumpósion, drinking party) from συμπίνω (sumpínō, drink together) συν- (sun-, together-) + πίνω (pínō, drink).

Pronunciation[edit]

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  • Hyphenation: sym‧po‧si‧um

Noun[edit]

symposium n (plural symposia or symposiums, diminutive symposiumpje n)

  1. symposium

French[edit]

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symposium m (plural symposiums)

  1. symposium

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Latin[edit]

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Noun[edit]

symposium n (genitive symposiī); second declension

  1. symposium

Inflection[edit]

Second declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative symposium symposia
genitive symposiī symposiōrum
dative symposiō symposiīs
accusative symposium symposia
ablative symposiō symposiīs
vocative symposium symposia

References[edit]

  • symposium in Harry Thurston Peck, editor (1898) Harper's Dictionary of Classical Antiquities, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • symposium in William Smith et al., editor (1890) A Dictionary of Greek and Roman Antiquities, London: William Wayte. G. E. Marindin