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from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun In classical mythology, a name of Dionysus, the son of Zeus (Jupiter) and Semele, and the god of wine, personifying both its good and its bad qualities.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Myth.) The god of wine, son of Jupiter and Semele.

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  • proper noun Roman mythology The Roman name for Dionysus, the Greek god of wine and vivid social gatherings.

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  • noun (classical mythology) god of wine; equivalent of Dionysus

Etymologies

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From the Latin Bacchus, from the Ancient Greek Βάκχος (Bakkhos).

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