bacchanal


1bac·cha·nal

noun \ˈba-kə-nəl, ˈbä-; ˌba-kə-ˈnal, ˌbä-kə-ˈnäl\

Definition of BACCHANAL

1
a :  orgy 2
b :  orgy 3
2
a :  a devotee of Bacchus; especially :  one who celebrates the Bacchanalia
b :  reveler

Origin of BACCHANAL

Latin, shrine of Bacchus, probably back-formation from Bacchanalia
First Known Use: 1594

Other Mythology and Folklore Terms

elysian, fay, muse, nimbus, phoenix

2bac·cha·nal

adjective \ˈba-kə-nəl\

Definition of BACCHANAL

:  of, relating to, or suggestive of the Bacchanalia :  bacchanalian

First Known Use of BACCHANAL

1550

Other Mythology and Folklore Terms

elysian, fay, muse, nimbus, phoenix

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