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Dionysiac

[ dahy-uh-nis-ee-ak, -nahy-see- ]
/ ˌdaɪ əˈnɪs iˌæk, -ˈnaɪ si- /
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adjective

of or relating to the Dionysia or to Dionysus; Bacchic.

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Origin of Dionysiac

1820–30; <Latin Dionȳsiacus<Greek Dionȳsiakós, equivalent to Diónȳs(os) Dionysus + -i- derivative stem vowel + -akos-ac

OTHER WORDS FROM Dionysiac

Di·o·ny·si·a·cal·ly [dahy-uh-ni-sahy-ik-lee], /ˌdaɪ ə nɪˈsaɪ ɪk li/, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for Dionysiac

Dionysiac
/ (ˌdaɪəˈnɪzɪˌæk) /

adjective

of or relating to Dionysus or his worship
a less common word for Dionysian
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