θύρσος

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Ancient Greek[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

θύρσος ‎(thúrsosm ‎(genitive θύρσου); second declension thyrsos qursos thursos may be Romanised forms of Ancient Greek θύρσος.

  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 ‎(kládos, stick, branch), ῥάβδος ‎(rhábdos, stick, rod)

Inflection[edit]

References[edit]

  • Beekes, Robert S. P. (2010) Etymological Dictionary of Greek (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 10), with the assistance of Lucien van Beek, Leiden, Boston: Brill