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.