Dionysia

plural noun
Di·​o·​ny·​sia | \ ˌdī-ə-ˈni-zhē-ə How to pronounce Dionysia (audio) , -ˈnē- How to pronounce Dionysia (audio) , -shē-, -zē-, -sē- \

Definition of Dionysia

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

First Known Use of Dionysia

1812, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Dionysia

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

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“Dionysia.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Dionysia. Accessed 24 Jan. 2021.

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