[ bak-ee ]
/ ˈbæk i /
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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
Words nearby Bacchae
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How to use Bacchae in a sentence
The final show of the series features Big Cry Country and Bacchae.The best things to do in the D.C. area the week of Aug. 4-10|Fritz Hahn, Sophia Solano, Adele Chapin, Chris Kelly, Stephanie Williams, Michael Andor Brodeur|August 4, 2022|Washington Post
Towards the end of his life he migrated to Macedonia, where he wrote not the least splendid of his plays, the Bacchae.Authors of Greece|T. W. Lumb
The Bacchae would at once announce a theme connected with rites familiar to the northern land.
Again, such a play would involve a bewildering shift of sympathy, just as the Bacchae does.
We have in the Bacchae—it seems to me impossible to deny it—a heartfelt glorification of "Dionysus."
Hence the very Bacchae use measure, and the inspired give their oracles in measure.Essays and Miscellanies|Plutarch
British Dictionary definitions for Bacchae
/ (ˈbækiː) /
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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