symposiac

noun
sym·​po·​si·​ac | \ simˈpōzēˌak \
plural -s

Definition of symposiac

 (Entry 1 of 2)

archaic

symposiac

adjective
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Definition of symposiac (Entry 2 of 2)

: of, relating to, or similar to a symposium

History and Etymology for symposiac

Noun

back-formation from obsolete symposiacs (plural) table conversation, from Latin Symposiaca (title given to the Symposium of Plutarch †about 120a.d. Greek writer), from neuter plural of symposiacus of a symposium

Adjective

Latin symposiacus, from Greek symposiakos, from symposion symposium

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“Symposiac.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/symposiac. Accessed 3 Oct. 2022.

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