Definition of Deipnosophist

1. Noun. Someone skilled at informal chitchat.




Definition of Deipnosophist

1. n. One of an ancient sect of philosophers, who cultivated learned conversation at meals.

Definition of Deipnosophist

1. Noun. one of an ancient group of philosophers, who engaged in learned dialogue at meals ¹

2. Noun. a person skilled at informal, across-the-table small talk ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

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Literary usage of Deipnosophist

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1. Studies in Jocular Literature: A Popular Subject More Closely Considered by William Carew Hazlitt (1890)
"GREEK AND ROMAN EXAMPLES—THE "deipnosophist^E" OF ATHEN^EUS. JUSTIFICATION for the present inquiry may be found, then, in the historical, biographical and ..."

2. American Journal of Philology by Project Muse, JSTOR (Organization) (1908)
"(a) As to the profession of Ulpian the deipnosophist, Roby infers that he was a rhetorician. But Athenaeus does not include him in his enumeration of the ..."

3. The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire by Edward Gibbon (1901)
"... allows seven nights (deipnosophist. 1. xiii. p. 556 [c. 4]) and Apollodorus fifty, for this arduous achievement of Hercules, who wa« then no more than ..."

4. The Observer by Richard Cumberland (1822)
"... a licentia poetica: Athenaeus the deipnosophist says he was drunk when he composed, but this is a charge that will not pass upon any man who is sober; ..."

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