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convive

[kon-vahyv; French kawn-veev] /ˈkɒn vaɪv; French kɔ̃ˈviv/
noun, plural convives
[kon-vahyvz; French kawn-veev] /ˈkɒn vaɪvz; French kɔ̃ˈviv/ (Show IPA)
1.
an eating or drinking companion; fellow diner or drinker.
Origin
1640-1650
1640-50; < French < Latin convīva table-companion, guest, equivalent to con- con- + -vīva, derivative of vīvere to live. See vital
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n.

1640s, from French convive, from Latin conviva "one who feasts with others," from convivere (see convivial). In mid-19c., also "woman 'who lives in the same house with a number of others.' "

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