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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.]
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1. (Historical Terms) the president of a symposium, esp in classical Greece
2. a rare word for toastmaster
[C17: from Greek; see symposium, -arch]
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the president, director, or master of a symposium.
[1595–1605; < Greek symposíarchos]
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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.See also: Learning
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|Noun||1.||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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