bacchante

noun
bac·​chante | \ bə-ˈkant How to pronounce bacchante (audio) , -ˈkänt; -ˈkan-tē, -ˈkän- How to pronounce bacchante (audio) \

Definition of bacchante

: a priestess or female follower of Bacchus

First Known Use of bacchante

1579, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for bacchante

French, from Latin bacchant-, bacchans

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“Bacchante.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bacchante. Accessed 17 Aug. 2022.

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