thym·​e·​le | \ ˈthimə(ˌ)lē \
plural -s

Definition of thymele

: an ancient Greek altar especially : a small altar of Dionysus standing in the middle of the orchestra of a theater

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Other Words from thymele

thymelic \ (ˈ)thī¦melik , thə̇ˈm-​ \ or thymelical \ -​lə̇kəl \ adjective

History and Etymology for thymele

Late Latin thymele, thymela, from Greek thymelē, from thyein to make a burnt offering

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“Thymele.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Oct. 2021.

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