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[bak-uh s] /ˈbæk əs/
noun, Classical Mythology.
the god of wine; Dionysus.
Origin of Bacchus
< Latin < Greek Bákkhos Unabridged
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(in ancient Greece and Rome) a god of wine and giver of ecstasy, identified with Dionysus
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C15: from Latin, from Greek Bakkhos; related to Latin bāca small round fruit, berry
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Word Origin and History for Bacchus

Greek god of wine and revelry, late 15c., from Latin Bacchus, from Greek Bakkhos, perhaps related to Latin bacca "berry, olive-berry, bead, pearl." Perhaps originally a Thracian fertility god.

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Bacchus [(bak-uhs)]

The Greek and Roman god of wine and revelry. He is also known by the Greek name Dionysus.

Note: In painting, Bacchus is often depicted eating a bunch of grapes and surrounded by satyrs.
Note: A “bacchanalian” party or feast is marked by unrestrained drunkenness. The name recalls a Roman festival called Bacchanalia.
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