Thyiad

noun

Thy·​iad
ˈthīˌ(y)ad,
-(y)əd
plural Thyiads
-dz
or Thyiades
ˈthī(y)əˌdēz,
thīˈīəˌd-
: a member of a group of ancient Greek women devoted to the orgiastic worship of Dionysus especially as practiced on Mount Parnassus

Word History

Etymology

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

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“Thyiad.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Thyiad. Accessed 20 Jul. 2024.

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