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Bacchante

Bac′chante

,
Noun.
;
L. pl.
Bacchantes
.
1.
A priestess of Bacchus.
2.
A female bacchanal.

Definition 2022


bacchante

bacchante

English

Alternative forms

  • Bacchante

Noun

bacchante (plural bacchantes)

  1. A priestess of Bacchus.
  2. A female bacchanal.
    • 1936, Herbert Adams, chapter 2, in A Word of Six Letters:
      “… There was a man who always painted marble seats and another who did nothing but sheep. So a fellow I knew determined only to paint backs. Men's backs, women's backs, girls' backs and boys backs. … his best known bacchante was described by a critic as all back and no ante, but his backs became famous. …”

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References

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


French

Noun

bacchante f (plural bacchantes)

  1. bacchante
  2. (especially in plural) moustache

Latin

Participle

bacchante

  1. dative masculine singular of bacchāns
  2. dative feminine singular of bacchāns
  3. dative neuter singular of bacchāns