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



/ (ˌdaɪəˈnaɪsəs) /


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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Culture definitions for 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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