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Dionysiac

[dahy-uh-nis-ee-ak, -nahy-see-] /ˌdaɪ əˈnɪs iˌæk, -ˈnaɪ si-/
adjective
1.
of or relating to the Dionysia or to Dionysus; Bacchic.
2.
Dionysian (def 2).
Origin of Dionysiac
1820-1830
1820-30; < Latin Dionȳsiacus < Greek Dionȳsiakós, equivalent to Diónȳs(os) Dionysus + -i- derivative stem vowel + -akos -ac
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Dionysiacally
[dahy-uh-ni-sahy-ik-lee] /ˌdaɪ ə nɪˈsaɪ ɪk li/ (Show IPA),
adverb
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Dionysiac

/ˌdaɪəˈnɪzɪˌæk/
adjective
1.
of or relating to Dionysus or his worship
2.
a less common word for Dionysian
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