bac·​chante bə-ˈkant How to pronounce bacchante (audio)
-ˈkän- How to pronounce bacchante (audio)
: a priestess or female follower of Bacchus

Word History


French, from Latin bacchant-, bacchans

First Known Use

1579, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of bacchante was in 1579

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Cite this Entry

“Bacchante.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Apr. 2024.

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