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convivium (plural convivia)

  1. A symposium.
    • 2009 April 28, Pamela Cuthbert, “Slow food author promotes focus on food producers”, in Toronto Star[1]:
      In Canada, there are more than 1,500 members and 39 convivia or local chapters.
  2. (ecology) A geographically isolated population of a species that shows differentiation from other populations of the same species; becomes a subspecies or ecotype



From convivo.



convīvium n (genitive convīviī); second declension

  1. A banquet, a feast


Second declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative convīvium convīvia
genitive convīviī convīviōrum
dative convīviō convīviīs
accusative convīvium convīvia
ablative convīviō convīviīs
vocative convīvium convīvia


  • convivium in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • convivium in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • convivium in Charles du Fresne du Cange’s Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (augmented edition, 1883–1887)
  • convivium in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette
  • Carl Meissner; Henry William Auden (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[2], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • to prepare, give a feast, dinner: convivium instruere, apparare, ornare (magnifice, splendide)
    • to welcome some one to one's table: adhibere aliquem cenae or ad cenam, convivio or in convivium
    • a repast which begins in good time: convivia tempestiva (Arch. 6. 13)
  • convivium in Harry Thurston Peck, editor (1898) Harper's Dictionary of Classical Antiquities, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • convivium in William Smith et al., editor (1890) A Dictionary of Greek and Roman Antiquities, London: William Wayte. G. E. Marindin