- a female bacchant.
Origin of bacchante
Examples from the Web for bacchante
Historical Examples of bacchante
She caresses the soul; she is a Bacchante of divine love, a Mnad of purity.En Route
J.-K. (Joris-Karl) Huysmans
This was met by a counter taunt from us, "'Iron Duke' can do 'Bacchante'—200 dollars."In Eastern Seas
J. J. Smith
Cagliostro looked with horror upon the ashes of the Bacchante.
At the head of the procession is a bacchante, riding on a panther.Pompeii, Its Life and Art
She was some beauty—like the picture of Lady Hamilton dressed as a Bacchante.Sonia Between two Worlds
- a priestess or female votary of Bacchus
- a drunken female reveller