Bacchus

noun
Bac·​chus | \ˈba-kəs, ˈbä- \

Definition of Bacchus 

: the Greek god of wine

called also Dionysus

First Known Use of Bacchus

14th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Bacchus

Latin, from Greek Bakchos

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