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symposiast

[sim-poh-zee-ast, -uh st] /sɪmˈpoʊ ziˌæst, -əst/
noun
1.
a person who attends or participates in a symposium.
Origin
1650-1660
1650-60; orig. < assumed Greek *symposiastḗs, derivative of symposiázein to drink together (with agentive suffix -tēs), verbal derivative of symposíon drinking party (see symposium); in recent use probably recoinage: symposi(um) + -ast
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British Dictionary definitions for symposiast

symposiast

/sɪmˈpəʊzɪˌæst/
noun
1.
a person who takes part in a symposium
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