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repast

[n. ri-past, -pahst, ree-past, -pahst; v. ri-past, -pahst]
noun
1.
a quantity of food taken or provided for one occasion of eating: to eat a light repast.
2.
a meal: the evening repast.
3.
the time during which a meal is eaten; mealtime.
4.
Archaic. the taking of food, as at a meal.
5.
Obsolete, food.
verb (used without object)
6.
to eat or feast (often followed by on or upon ).

Origin:
1300–50; Middle English (noun) < Old French, derivative (compare past < Latin pāstus fodder) of repaistre to eat a meal < Late Latin repāscere to feed regularly, equivalent to Latin re- re- + pāscere to feed (cf. pasture)

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repast (rɪˈpɑːst)
 
n
1.  a meal or the food provided at a meal: a light repast
2.  archaic
 a.  food in general; nourishment
 b.  the act of taking food or refreshment
 
vb
3.  archaic (intr) to feed (on)
 
[C14: from Old French, from repaistre to feed, from Late Latin repāscere to nourish again, from Latin re- + pāscere to feed, pasture (of animals)]

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repast
c.1300, from O.Fr. repast "a meal," from L.L. repastus "meal," prop. pp. of repascere "to feed again," from L. re- "repeatedly" + pascere "to graze" (see pastor).
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