Dionysus

or Di·o·ny·sos

[ dahy-uh-nahy-suh s ]
/ ˌdaɪ əˈnaɪ səs /

noun Classical Mythology.

the god of fertility, wine, and drama; Bacchus.

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British Dictionary definitions for dionysus

Dionysus

Dionysos

/ (ˌdaɪəˈnaɪsəs) /

noun

the Greek god of wine, fruitfulness, and vegetation, worshipped in orgiastic rites. He was also known as the bestower of ecstasy and god of the drama, and identified with Bacchus
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Cultural definitions for dionysus

Dionysus
[ (deye-uh-neye-suhs, deye-uh-nee-suhs) ]

The Greek name for Bacchus, the Greek and Roman god of wine and revelry.

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