plural noun Di·o·ny·sia \ˌdī-ə-ˈni-zhē-ə, -ˈnē-, -shē-, -zē-, -sē-\

Definition of Dionysia

  1. :  ancient Greek festival observances held in seasonal cycles in honor of Dionysus; especially :  such observances marked by dramatic performances

Origin and Etymology of dionysia

Latin, from Greek, from neuter plural of dionysios of Dionysus, from Dionysos

First Known Use: 1812

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