maenadic

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From maenad +‎ -ic.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (UK) IPA(key): /miːˈnadɪk/, /mʌɪˈnadɪk/

Adjective[edit]

maenadic (comparative more maenadic, superlative most maenadic)

  1. Of, or pertaining to a maenad; frenzied. [from 19th c.]
    • 1990, Camille Paglia, Sexual Personae:
      Dionysus, with his Maenadic night-rites, is the body as internal womb-space, tunneled for eating and procreating.

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