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Bacchus

[ bak-uhs ]
/ ˈbæk əs /
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noun Classical Mythology.

the god of wine; Dionysus.

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Origin of Bacchus

<Latin <Greek Bákkhos
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British Dictionary definitions for Bacchus

Bacchus
/ (ˈbækəs) /

noun

(in ancient Greece and Rome) a god of wine and giver of ecstasy, identified with Dionysus
C15: from Latin, from Greek Bakkhos; related to Latin bāca small round fruit, berry
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Cultural definitions for Bacchus

Bacchus
[ (bak-uhs) ]

The Greek and Roman god of wine and revelry. He is also known by the Greek name Dionysus.

In painting, Bacchus is often depicted eating a bunch of grapes and surrounded by satyrs.
A “bacchanalian” party or feast is marked by unrestrained drunkenness. The name recalls a Roman festival called Bacchanalia.
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