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bacchante

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noun bac·chante \bə-ˈkant, -ˈkänt; -ˈkan-tē, -ˈkän-\

Definition of bacchante

  1. :  a priestess or female follower of Bacchus



Origin and Etymology of bacchante

French, from Latin bacchant-, bacchans


First Known Use: 1579


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