colloquist

colloquy

[kol-uh-kwee]
noun, plural colloquies.
1.
a conversational exchange; dialogue.
2.
a conference.

Origin:
1555–65; < Latin colloquium colloquium

colloquist, noun
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colloquy (ˈkɒləkwɪ)
 
n , pl -quies
1.  a formal conversation or conference
2.  a literary work in dialogue form
3.  an informal conference on religious or theological matters
 
[C16: from Latin colloquium from colloquī to talk with, from com- together + loquī to speak]
 
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colloquy
1560s, from L. colloquium "conversation," lit. "a speaking together," from co- "together" + -loquium "speaking," from loqui "to speak."
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