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Bacchant

Bac′chant

,
Noun.
;
pl. E.
Bacchants
, L.
Bacchantes
.
[L.
bacchans
,
-antis
, p. pr. of
bacchari
to celebrate the festival of Bacchus.]
1.
A priest of Bacchus.
2.
A bacchanal; a reveler.
Croly.

Bac′chant

,
Adj.
Bacchanalian; fond of drunken revelry; wine-loving; reveling; carousing.
Byron.

Definition 2022


bacchant

bacchant

English

Alternative forms

  • Bacchant

Noun

bacchant (plural bacchants or bacchantes)

  1. A priest of Bacchus.
  2. A bacchanal; a reveler.

Adjective

bacchant (comparative more bacchant, superlative most bacchant)

  1. Bacchanalian; fond of drunken revelry; wine-loving; reveling; carousing.

Related terms

References

  • bacchant in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913