symposium

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Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek συμπόσιον (sumposion, drinking party) from συμπίνω (sumpinō, drink together) συν- (sun-, together-) + πίνω (pinō, drink).

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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. (in ancient Greece) A drinking party, especially one with intellectual discussion.

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Dutch[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Hyphenation: sym‧po‧si‧um

Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek συμπόσιον (sumposion, drinking party) from συμπίνω (sumpinō, drink together) συν- (sun-, together-) + πίνω (pinō, drink).

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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symposium n (genitive symposiī); second declension

  1. symposium

Inflection[edit]

Second declension neuter.

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