Bacchanalia

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin Bacchānālia (feast of Bacchus), plural of Bacchānal (a place devoted to Bacchus), from Bacchus (the god of wine), from Ancient Greek Βάκχος (Bakkhos).

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Noun[edit]

Bacchanalia (uncountable)

  1. (mythology) A feast or an orgy in honor of Bacchus.
  2. Hence: A drunken feast; drunken revels; an orgy.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Bacchanalia” in Dictionary.com Unabridged, v1.1, Lexico Publishing Group, 2006.