Dionysiac

[dahy-uh-nis-ee-ak, -nahy-see-]

Origin of Dionysiac

1820–30; < Latin Dionȳsiacus < Greek Dionȳsiakós, equivalent to Diónȳs(os) Dionysus + -i- derivative stem vowel + -akos -ac
Related formsDi·o·ny·si·a·cal·ly [dahy-uh-ni-sahy-ik-lee] /ˌdaɪ ə nɪˈsaɪ ɪk li/, adverb
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Dionysiac

adjective
  1. of or relating to Dionysus or his worship
  2. a less common word for Dionysian
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