July 18, 2011

Word of the Day: Deipnosophist

Deipnosophist \dyp-NOS-uh-fist\ noun

1. Someone who is skilled in table talk.

Origin: Deipnosophist comes from the title of a work written by the Greek Athenaeus in about 228 AD, Deipnosophistai, in which a number of wise men sit at a dinner table and discuss a wide range of topics.  It is derived from deipnon, "dinner" + sophistas, "a clever or wise man."

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