Borrowed from French convivial, from Latin convīvium (“a feast”), combined form of con- (“together”) + vīvō (“to live”).
convivial (comparative more convivial, superlative most convivial)
- Having elements of a feast or of entertainment, especially when it comes to eating and drinking, with accompanying festivity
- 1929, Robert Dean Frisbee, The Book of Puka-Puka (republished by Eland, 2019; p. 175):
- I put the chief of police behind the bar, instructed him in his duties, and we four convivial spirits sprawled along the counter drinking ale and telling yarns till cockcrow.
- Synonyms: festive, social, gay, jovial, merry
Having elements of a feast or of entertainment