Thyiad

noun Thy·iad \ˈthīˌ(y)ad, -(y)əd\

Definition of Thyiad

plural

Thyiads

\-dz\ or

Thyiades

\ˈthī(y)əˌdēz, thīˈīəˌd-\
  1. :  a member of a group of ancient Greek women devoted to the orgiastic worship of Dionysus especially as practiced on Mount Parnassus

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Origin and Etymology of thyiad

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


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