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Propination

BEING A PLEASANT AND COMMUNAL IDEA, FOSTERING A SENSE OF FELLOWSHIP AND SELFLESS FIDELITY, OVER BOOZE, WHICH REALLY IS THE MOST IMPORTANT PART

n. — the act of drinking to one’s health, drinking in pledge, toasting. In ancient Greece or Rome, you’d drink and then offer the cup to another

fm. Latin, propinare, to drink to one’s health, from Latin and Greek roots that give us propine, to foster or raise, getting across an even more general and lovely idea: to offer, to gift, to volunteer yourself freely

first published. 1608

inspiration. The Oxford English Dictionary

featured image. George Goodwin Kilburne. The Toast. Watercolor, 14 x 20 cm.

 

Propination

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