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bacchante

[ buh-kan-tee, -kahn-, buh-kant, -kahnt ]
/ bəˈkæn ti, -ˈkɑn-, bəˈkænt, -ˈkɑnt /
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noun

a female bacchant.

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Origin of bacchante

1790–1800; back formation from Latin bacchantēs, feminine plural of bacchānsbacchant; pronunciation with silent -e<French bacchante, feminine of bacchant bacchant
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British Dictionary definitions for bacchante

bacchante
/ (bəˈkæntɪ) /

noun plural bacchantes (bəˈkæntɪz)

a priestess or female votary of Bacchus
a drunken female reveller
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