plural Thyiads
or Thyiades
: a member of a group of ancient Greek women devoted to the orgiastic worship of Dionysus especially as practiced on Mount Parnassus

Word History


Latin Thyiad-, Thyias, from Greek, from thyein to rage, seethe; akin to Greek thymos spirit, mind, courage

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“Thyiad.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Jul. 2024.

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