Origin of maenad
Examples from the Web for maenad
Historical Examples of maenad
These were the eyes of a girl who had raved like a maenad the night through.A Thorny Path [Per Aspera], Complete
Maenad: a frenzied Nymph, attendant on Dionysus in the Greek mythology.The Golden Treasury
Her eye gleamed: she ran to the cupboard and took out the Maenad's dress.
I was in a mind to wring the Maenad's neck three minutes ago.
But that statue will put it all right,' and she pointed behind her to the Maenad.
Word Origin for maenad
"Bacchante," 1570s, from Greek mainas (genitive mainados) "priestess of Bacchus," literally "madwoman," from stem of mainesthai "to rage, go mad" (see mania).