θύρσος

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Ancient Greek[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Probably an Anatolian loanword. Compare Luwian [script?] (tuwarsa, vine).

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Noun[edit]

θύρσος (thursos) (genitive θύρσου) m, second declension

  1. a wand wreathed in ivy and vine-leaves with a pine-cone at the top, carried by the devotees of Dionysus
  2. the devotees themselves
  3. Hesychius defines it as κλάδος (klados, stick, branch), ῥάβδος (rhabdos, stick, rod)

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