- of or relating to the Dionysia or to Dionysus; Bacchic.
- Dionysian(def 2).
Origin of Dionysiac
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Examples from the Web for dionysiac
This was the second day of the third Dionysiac festival, called the Anthesteria.Plutarch's Lives, Volume IV
They seem to have represented a reform of Dionysiac practice.The Origin of Paul's Religion
J. Gresham Machen
It seemed as if a touch of music would have converted them into a Dionysiac chorus.Vacation days in Greece
Rufus B. Richardson
The satirical pen of Aristophanes has not spared the Dionysiac festivals.The Symbolism of Freemasonry
Albert G. Mackey
A still more curious incident of the Dionysiac worship was the sacrifice of a booted calf, a calf with cothurns on its feet.Myth, Ritual And Religion, Vol. 2 (of 2)
- of or relating to Dionysus or his worship
- a less common word for Dionysian
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