symposiast

noun
sym·​po·​si·​ast | \ sim-ˈpō-zē-ˌast How to pronounce symposiast (audio) , -əst\

Definition of symposiast

: a contributor to a symposium

First Known Use of symposiast

1878, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for symposiast

Greek symposiazein to take part in a symposium, from symposion

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