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- n. A group of singers and dancers assembled to celebrate the festival of one of the gods
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In Greek antiquity, a band or company assembled in honor of a divinity; especially, a Dionysiac band or procession in which men and women took part in character, with boisterous mirth and music, and bearing attributes of the god; sometimes a political, commercial, social, or benevolent association or gild (
ἔρανος); specifically, the mythological band of nymphs, mænads, satyrs, etc., forming the personal cortège of Dionysus, and often represented in sculpture and painting. See Bacchus.
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