Thyiad

noun
Thy·​iad | \ ˈthīˌ(y)ad, -(y)əd\
plural Thyiads\ -​dz \ or Thyiades\ ˈthī(y)əˌdēz , thīˈīəˌd-​ \

Definition of Thyiad

: 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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History and Etymology for Thyiad

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

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“Thyiad.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Thyiad. Accessed 22 November 2019.

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