Bacchae

[ bak-ee ]
/ ˈbæk i /

plural noun Classical Mythology.

the female attendants of Bacchus.
the priestesses of Bacchus.
the women who took part in the Bacchanalia.

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Origin of Bacchae

< Latin < Greek Bákkhai, plural of Bákkhē maenad
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Bacchae
/ (ˈbækiː) /

pl n

the priestesses or female devotees of Bacchus

Word Origin for Bacchae

Latin, from Greek Bakkhai, plural of Bakkhē priestess of Bacchus
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