symposiarch


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sym·po·si·arch

 (sĭm-pō′zē-ärk′)
n.
1. The master or director of a symposium, especially one in ancient Greece.
2. A toastmaster.

[Greek sumposiarkhos : sumposion, symposium; see symposium + arkhos, ruler; see -arch.]

symposiarch

(sɪmˈpəʊzɪˌɑːk)
n
1. (Historical Terms) the president of a symposium, esp in classical Greece
2. a rare word for toastmaster
[C17: from Greek; see symposium, -arch]

sym•po•si•arch

(sɪmˈpoʊ ziˌɑrk)

n.
the president, director, or master of a symposium.
[1595–1605; < Greek symposíarchos]

symposiarch

Ancient Greece. the master of a feast or symposium; hence, a person presiding over a banquet or formal discussion.
See also: Food and Nutrition, Greece and Greeks
Ancient Greece. the master of a feast or symposium; hence, a person presiding over a banquet or formal discussion.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.symposiarch - the person who proposes toasts and introduces speakers at a banquet
emcee, master of ceremonies, host - a person who acts as host at formal occasions (makes an introductory speech and introduces other speakers)
toast mistress - a woman toastmaster
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The symposiarch mixed the wine with water poured from a hydria into a krater.
My position was Chairman of the Board of Directors, while Alden--having his choice in the matter--adopted the title of Symposiarch.
A symposiarch, selected by the group, determined the ratio of wine to water in the krater and oversaw the topic and manner of conversation, usually to the accompaniment of a lyre.

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