Dionysian


Di·o·ny·sian

adjective \-ˈni-zhē-ən, -ˈnē-, -shē-, -zē-, -sē-; -zhən, -shən\

Definition of DIONYSIAN

1
a :  of or relating to Dionysius
b :  of or relating to the theological writings once mistakenly attributed to Dionysius the Areopagite
2
a :  devoted to the worship of Dionysus
b :  characteristic of Dionysus or the cult of worship of Dionysus; especially :  being of a frenzied or orgiastic character — compare apollonian

First Known Use of DIONYSIAN

1607

Other Mythology and Folklore Terms

elysian, fay, muse, nimbus, phoenix

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