Bacchantic Bac*chan"tic, a. Bacchanalian. [1913 Webster]

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  • bacchantic — See bacchant. * * * …   Universalium

  • bacchantic — adjective Bacchanalian …   Wiktionary

  • bacchantic — bac·chan·tic …   English syllables

  • bacchantic — adjective of or relating to or resembling a bacchanalian reveler • Pertains to noun: ↑bacchant • Derivationally related forms: ↑bacchant …   Useful english dictionary

  • bacchant — bacchantic, adj. /bak euhnt, beuh kant , kahnt /, n., pl. bacchants, bacchantes /beuh kan teez, kahn /, adj. n. 1. a priest, priestess, or votary of Bacchus; bacchanal. 2. a drunken reveler. adj. 3. inclined to revelry. [1690 1700; < L bacchant… …   Universalium

  • Bacchus —  Roman god of wine; the Greek equivalent was Dionysus. Words derived from Bacchus are usually not capitalized but do retain ccspelling: bacchanalian, bacchic, bacchantic …   Bryson’s dictionary for writers and editors

  • bacchant — /ˈbækənt/ (say bakuhnt) noun (plural bacchants or bacchantes /bəˈkæntiz/ (say buh kanteez)) 1. a priest, priestess or votary of Bacchus; a bacchanal. 2. a drunken reveller. {Latin bacchans, present participle, celebrating the festival of Bacchus} …   Australian English dictionary

  • bacchant —   fem. (pl. es). priest or votary of Bacchus.    ♦ bacchante, n. such priestess or female votary.    ♦ bacchantic, a …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • bacchant — [bak′ənt] n. pl. bacchants or bacchantes [bə kan′tēz, bəkän′tēz] [< L bacchans, prp. of bacchari, to celebrate the feast of BACCHUS] 1. a priest or worshiper of Bacchus 2. a drunken carouser adj. 1. worshiping Bacchus …   English World dictionary

  • bacchant — n. & adj. n. (pl. bacchants or bacchantes; fem. bacchante) 1 a priest, worshipper, or follower of Bacchus. 2 a drunken reveller. adj. 1 of or like Bacchus or his rites. 2 riotous, roistering. Derivatives: bacchantic adj. Etymology: F bacchante f …   Useful english dictionary

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