Thyrsi
Thyrsus Thyr"sus, n.; pl. {Thyrsi}. [L., fr. Gr. ?. Cf. {Torso}.] 1. A staff entwined with ivy, and surmounted by a pine cone, or by a bunch of vine or ivy leaves with grapes or berries. It is an attribute of Bacchus, and of the satyrs and others engaging in Bacchic rites. [1913 Webster]

A good to grow on graves As twist about a thyrsus. --Mrs. Browning. [1913 Webster]

In my hand I bear The thyrsus, tipped with fragrant cones of pine. --Longfellow. [1913 Webster]

2. (Bot.) A species of inflorescence; a dense panicle, as in the lilac and horse-chestnut. [1913 Webster]


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  • thyrsi- — …   Useful english dictionary

  • THYRSUS — I. THYRSUS fluv. Sardiniae praecipuus, in ora occidentali vulgo Torso. Baudrando hodie Thirso, otitur in parte Boreali dein per mediam Insulam fluens, 5. mill. pass. ab ARborea in mare se Sardoum exonerat. II. THYRSUS hasta dicta est hederâ… …   Hofmann J. Lexicon universale

  • θυρσῶν — θυρσάζω bear fut part act masc voc sg θυρσάζω bear fut part act neut nom/voc/acc sg θυρσάζω bear fut part act masc nom sg (attic epic ionic) θυρσόω make into thyrsi pres part act masc voc sg (doric aeolic) θυρσόω make into thyrsi pres part act… …   Greek morphological index (Ελληνική μορφολογικούς δείκτες)

  • θυρσοί — θυρσόω make into thyrsi pres subj mp 2nd sg θυρσόω make into thyrsi pres ind mp 2nd sg θυρσόω make into thyrsi pres subj act 3rd sg …   Greek morphological index (Ελληνική μορφολογικούς δείκτες)

  • BACCHUS — I. BACCHUS Iovis ex Semele filius. Orpheus in Hymnis. Κιςςοκόμην Διόνυσον ἐρίβρομον ἄρχομ᾿ ἀείδειν. Ζηνὸς καὶ Σεμέλης ἐρικυδέος ἀγλαὸνυἷον. Idem aliô Hymnô Iovis et proserpinae filium putavit. Ε῎υβουλ᾿ ἐυπολύβουλε Διὸς καὶ Περσεφονείας. Hunc Deum …   Hofmann J. Lexicon universale

  • SALSAMENTUM — depiscibus praecipue: Et quidem Salsamenta magna, apud Graecos, eôdem nomine veniunt, quô piscis, unde sumpta. Sic Icesius Κύβια quae frusta sunt quadrata pelamidis, vocavit pelamidas. Similiter Τόμος θουριανὸς frustum caniculae, quam et ξίφιαν… …   Hofmann J. Lexicon universale

  • θύρσου — θύρσος wand wreathed in ivy and vine leaves with a pine cone at the top masc gen sg θυρσόω make into thyrsi pres imperat act 2nd sg θυρσόω make into thyrsi imperf ind act 3rd sg (homeric ionic) …   Greek morphological index (Ελληνική μορφολογικούς δείκτες)

  • θύρσων — θύρσος wand wreathed in ivy and vine leaves with a pine cone at the top masc gen pl θύρσος wand wreathed in ivy and vine leaves with a pine cone at the top neut gen pl θυρσόω make into thyrsi imperf ind act 3rd pl (doric aeolic) θυρσόω make into… …   Greek morphological index (Ελληνική μορφολογικούς δείκτες)

  • Thyrsus — Thyr sus, n.; pl. {Thyrsi}. [L., fr. Gr. ?. Cf. {Torso}.] 1. A staff entwined with ivy, and surmounted by a pine cone, or by a bunch of vine or ivy leaves with grapes or berries. It is an attribute of Bacchus, and of the satyrs and others… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • thyrsus — noun (plural thyrsi) Etymology: Latin, from Greek thyrsos Date: 1591 a staff surmounted by a pinecone or by a bunch of vine or ivy leaves with grapes or berries that is carried by Bacchus and by satyrs and others engaging in bacchic rites …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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