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English Word:

bacchanal


English Pronunciation:

bac•cha•nal


Adjective:


⇨Etymology

(Latin) Bacchanalis. See Bacchanalia.


⇨Definition

1. Relating to Bacchus or his festival.

2. Engaged in drunken revels; drunken and riotous or noisy.



Noun:


⇨Definition

1. A devotee of Bacchus; one who indulges in drunken revels; one who is noisy and riotous when intoxicated; a carouser. "Tipsy bacchanals." (Shakespeare)

2. pl.

The festival of Bacchus; the bacchanalia.

3. Drunken revelry; an orgy.

4. A song or dance in honor of Bacchus.



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Wiktionary

Etymology:

From Latin Bacchānālis (“of or pertaining to Bacchus”). See Bacchanalia.


Noun:

bacchanal (plural bacchanals) A devotee of Bacchus; one who indulges in drunken revels; one who is noisy and riotous when intoxicated; a carouser. Shakespeare: Tipsy bacchanals. (in the plural) The festival of Bacchus; the bacchanalia. Drunken revelry; an orgy. A song or a dance in honor of Bacchus.


Adjective:

Adjective bacchanal (comparative more bacchanal, superlative most bacchanal) Relating to Bacchus or his festival. 1819, Lord Byron, Don Juan, I: Sweet is the vintage, when the showering grapes / In Bacchanal profusion reel to earth, / Purple and gushing . Engaged in drunken revels; drunken and riotous or noisy.


Reference:

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