bacchant

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Etymology[edit]

From Latin bacchāntem, accusative singular of bacchāns (reveling), present active participle of bacchor (celebrate rites of Bacchus; revel), from Bacchus (the god of wine), from Ancient Greek Βάκχος (Bákkhos).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈbækənt/, /bəkant/

Noun[edit]

bacchant (plural bacchants or bacchantes)

  1. A priest of Bacchus.
  2. A bacchanal; a reveler.

Adjective[edit]

bacchant (comparative more bacchant, superlative most bacchant)

  1. Bacchanalian; fond of drunken revelry; wine-loving; reveling; carousing.

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