convive

convive

[kon-vahyv; French kawn-veev]
noun, plural convives [kon-vahyvz; French kawn-veev] .
an eating or drinking companion; fellow diner or drinker.

Origin:
1640–50; < French < Latin convīva table-companion, guest, equivalent to con- con- + -vīva, derivative of vīvere to live. See vital

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convive
1640s, from Fr. convive, from L. 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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