thyrsus


thyr·sus

noun \ˈthər-səs\
plural thyr·si \-ˌsī, -ˌsē\

Definition of THYRSUS

:  a staff surmounted by a pinecone or by a bunch of vine or ivy leaves with grapes or berries that is carried by Bacchus and by satyrs and others engaging in bacchic rites

Origin of THYRSUS

Latin, from Greek thyrsos
First Known Use: 1591

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