noun, plural thyr·si [thur-sahy] /ˈθɜr saɪ/.
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Then occurs another outflow from the thyrsus and cup, and another round of the Bacchantes to the sound of drums and cymbals.
He is an idealist reveling in color: a Platonist brandishing the thyrsus of the Menads.Amiel's Journal|Henri-Frdric Amiel
Their heads were helmeted with triple brass, and impenetrable to the heaviest blows of the thyrsus of Bacchus.The Golden Dog|William Kirby
In the center of the temple Bacchus is seen standing, holding a thyrsus in his left hand and a cup in his right.
Sometimes the thyrsus is replaced by ivy leaves, which, like the fig, are symbolic of the triple creator.Ancient Pagan and Modern Christian Symbolism|Thomas Inman