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(from κῶμος or κωμάζω, comissari). A drinking-bout following the cena (q. v.), and frequently prolonged into the night. Food was partaken of during the comissatio, but only as a relish for the wine. Cf. Plaut. Most. i. 4; Petron. 65; Suet. Tit. 7.

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    • Suetonius, Divus Titus, 7
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