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bacchant

play
noun, bac·chant \bə-ˈkant, -ˈkänt; ˈba-kənt, ˈbä-\

Definition of bacchant

plural bacchants or bacchantes play \bə-ˈkants, -ˈkänts, -ˈkan-tēz, -ˈkän-tēz\

bacchant adjective


Origin of bacchant

Latin bacchant-, bacchans, from present participle of bacchari to take part in the orgies of Bacchus


First Known Use: 1699


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