bacchant

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noun bac·chant \bə-ˈkant, -ˈkänt; ˈba-kənt, ˈbä-\

Definition of bacchant

plural

bacchants

or

bacchantes

play \bə-ˈkants, -ˈkänts, -ˈkan-tēz, -ˈkän-tēz\

bacchant

adjective

Origin and Etymology of bacchant

Latin bacchant-, bacchans, from present participle of bacchari to take part in the orgies of Bacchus


First Known Use: 1699

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