plural noun Bac·chae \ˈba-ˌkē, -ˌkī\

Definition of Bacchae

  1. 1 :  the female attendants or priestesses of Bacchus

  2. 2 :  the women participating in the Bacchanalia

Origin and Etymology of bacchae

Latin, from Greek Bakchai, from Bakchos Bacchus

First Known Use: 1639

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