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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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]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /sɛ̃.po.zjɔm/, /sɛ̃.pɔ.zjɔm/

Noun[edit]

symposium m (plural symposiums)

  1. symposium

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Latin[edit]

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Noun[edit]

symposium n (genitive symposiī or symposī); second declension

  1. symposium

Declension[edit]

Second-declension noun (neuter).

Case Singular Plural
Nominative symposium symposia
Genitive symposiī
symposī1
symposiōrum
Dative symposiō symposiīs
Accusative symposium symposia
Ablative symposiō symposiīs
Vocative symposium symposia

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

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