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Present active participle of bacchor (celebrate the festival rites of Bacchus; revel).


bacchāns m, f, n (genitive bacchantis); third declension

  1. celebrating the festival rites of Bacchus
  2. revelling, raving or ranting like the bacchanals
  3. going, running or roaming about in a wild, raving or furious manner
  4. (of inanimate things) being furious, raging with fury


Third declension.

Number Singular Plural
Case / Gender Masc./Fem. Neuter Masc./Fem. Neuter
nominative bacchāns bacchantēs bacchantia
genitive bacchantis bacchantium
dative bacchantī bacchantibus
accusative bacchantem bacchāns bacchantēs bacchantia
ablative bacchante, bacchantī1 bacchantibus
vocative bacchāns bacchantēs bacchantia

1When used purely as an adjective.