Definition of thyrsus
thyrsiplay \-ˌsī, -ˌsē\
: a staff surmounted by a pinecone or by a bunch of vine or ivy leaves with grapes or berries that is carried by Bacchus and by satyrs and others engaging in bacchic rites
Origin and Etymology of thyrsus
Latin, from Greek thyrsos
First Known Use: 1591See Words from the same year
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