thyrsus

noun thyr·sus \ ˈthər-səs \
Updated on: 28 Feb 2018

Definition of thyrsus

plural thyrsi play \ˈthər-ˌsī, -ˌsē\
: a staff surmounted by a pine cone 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


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