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deipno-, deipn- (Greek: dinner; dining).

deipnosophist, deipnosophistic, deipnosophism:
1. One who is learned in the art of dining; also said to be, one who is an adept conversationalist at the dinner table.
2. A master of the art of dining: taken from the title of the Greek work of Atheneus, in which a number of learned men are represented as dining together and discussing subjects that range from the dishes before them to literary criticism and miscellaneous topics of every description.
deipno-diplomatic: A reference to dining and diplomacy.

An abnormal fear of dining, dinner conversation, and of carrying on a conversation while eating. Individuals who have this fear usually eat their meals in silence and request silence from their companions at the table.