thymele

noun thym·e·le \ˈthimə(ˌ)lē\

Definition of thymele

plural

-s

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

thymelic

\(ˈ)thī¦melik, thə̇ˈm-\ or

thymelical

\-lə̇kəl\ adjective

Love words? You must — there are over 200,000 words in our free online dictionary, but you are looking for one that’s only in the Merriam-Webster Unabridged Dictionary.

Join MWU now and get access to America’s largest dictionary, with:

  • 300,000 words that aren't in our free dictionary
  • Expanded definitions, etymologies, and usage notes
  • Advanced search features
  • Ad free!

Origin and Etymology of thymele

Late Latin thymele, thymela, from Greek thymelē, from thyein to make a burnt offering — more at thyme


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up thymele? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

a rounded knoll or a ridge of ice

Get Word of the Day daily email!