- the god of wine; Dionysus.
Origin of Bacchus
Examples from the Web for bacchus
Then the wonderful Bacchus told Midas he might have anything he should wish for as a reward.Classic Myths
Mary Catherine Judd
The bell, he said, was used in Greece by the Priests of Bacchus in the worship of the vine.Bride of the Mistletoe
James Lane Allen
Why is it that Bacchus is always a stripling, and bushy-haired?The Praise of Folly
Sergius and Bacchus, and if this were all he did the matter would be clear.Byzantine Churches in Constantinople
Alexander Van Millingen
I know not who may be your alma mater, but undoubtedly Bacchus is your liber pater.Ebrietatis Encomium
- (in ancient Greece and Rome) a god of wine and giver of ecstasy, identified with Dionysus
Word Origin and History for bacchus
Greek god of wine and revelry, late 15c., from Latin Bacchus, from Greek Bakkhos, perhaps related to Latin bacca "berry, olive-berry, bead, pearl." Perhaps originally a Thracian fertility god.
The Greek and Roman god of wine and revelry. He is also known by the Greek name Dionysus.