deipnosophist

noun deip·nos·o·phist \dīpˈnäsəfə̇st\

Definition of deipnosophist

plural

-s

  1. :  a person skilled in table talk

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Origin and Etymology of deipnosophist

from the Deipnosophists, a work depicting a banquet where long discussions take place, written by Athenaeus fl a.d. 200 Graeco-Egyptian writer, from Greek Deipnosophistai, literally, culinary experts, plural of deipnosophistēs, from deipnon meal (probably of non-Indo-European origin) + sophistēs wise man, sophist — more at sophist


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