adjective Usage: often capitalized Date: 1669 of, relating to, or suggestive of Bacchus or the Bacchanalia ; bacchanalian

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  • Bacchic — Bac chic, Bacchical Bac chic*al, a. [L. Bacchicus, Gr. Bakchiko s.] Of or relating to Bacchus; hence, jovial, or riotous, with intoxication; riotously drunken; used of revelrous gatherings. Syn: bacchanalian, bacchanal, bibulous, carousing,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Bacchic — /bak ik/, adj. 1. of, pertaining to, or honoring Bacchus. 2. (l.c.) riotously or jovially intoxicated; drunken. [1660 70; < L Bacchicus < Gk Bakkhikós. See BACCHUS, IC] * * * …   Universalium

  • bacchic — adjective Of or relating to Bacchus; hence, jovial, or riotous,with intoxication …   Wiktionary

  • bacchic — Synonyms and related words: Dionysiac, amok, berserk, corybantic, desperate, frantic, frenetic, frenzied, furious, like one possessed, mad, madding, maenadic, maniac, maniacal, rabid, raging, ranting, raving, raving mad, running wild, stark… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • Bacchic — bac·chic || bækɪk adj. pertaining to Bacchus, pertaining to the worship of Bacchus (Roman god of wine); drunken …   English contemporary dictionary

  • bacchic — bac·chic …   English syllables

  • bacchic — /ˈbækɪk/ (say bakik) adjective 1. relating to or in honour of Bacchus; connected with bacchanalian rites or revelries. 2. jovial; riotously or jovially intoxicated; drunken …   Australian English dictionary

  • bacchic —   a. pertaining to Bacchus and bacchanalia; drunken; jovial; n. drinking song …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • bacchic — adj. = BACCHANAL adj. Etymology: L bacchicus f. Gk bakkhikos of Bacchus …   Useful english dictionary

  • Bacchic art — refers, in general, to art honouring the god Bacchus, but in specific to representations, particularly sculpture, of his followers, such as satyrs, centaurs and hermaphrodites (for this reason, ancient Greek plays are not often referred to as… …   Wikipedia

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