deipnosophist definition

  • noun:
    • one of an ancient group of philosophers, who engaged in learned discussion at meals
    • an individual competent at informal, across-the-table small talk
    • certainly one of a historical sect of philosophers, which cultivated discovered discussion at dishes.
    • a person who converses learnedly at dinner: in allusion into the name (understand etymology) of a celebrated work of Athenæus, for which many learned guys are represented as at supper discoursing on literary works and things regarding the dining table.
    • some body skilled at casual chitchat

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