Bac·​chus ˈba-kəs How to pronounce Bacchus (audio) ˈbä- How to pronounce Bacchus (audio)
: the Greek god of wine

called also Dionysus

Word History


Latin, from Greek Bakchos

First Known Use

14th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Bacchus was in the 14th century

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“Bacchus.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Sep. 2023.

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