- A reveler, usually drunken or riotous.
Etymology: From Ancient Greek (kÅmastÄs) "reveler", from (Polytonic, á) (kÅmos) "merrymaking".
- 1996: Festivals of Dionysus were often characterized by ritual license and revelry, including reversal of social roles, cross-dressing by boys and men . . ., drunken comasts in the streets, as well as widespread boisterousness and obscenity. " The Oxford Classical Dictionary, 3rd edition, p. 481.
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