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Dionysus

or Di·o·ny·sos

[dahy-uh-nahy-suh s]
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noun Classical Mythology.
  1. the god of fertility, wine, and drama; Bacchus.
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  • This festival, in honour of Dionysus, was observed with great splendour.

    Philothea

    Lydia Maria Child

  • Much wine is only to be drunk at the festivals of Dionysus, and certainly not on the occasion of a marriage.

    Laws

    Plato

  • Of the greatest gift of Dionysus I hardly like to speak, lest I should be misunderstood.

    Laws

    Plato

  • And that Apollo and the Muses and Dionysus gave us harmony and rhythm?

    Laws

    Plato

  • They could hear the question asked by Dionysus, did she love him?


British Dictionary definitions for dionysus

Dionysus

Dionysos

noun
  1. 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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dionysus in Culture

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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