Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun The god of wine and of an orgiastic religion celebrating the power and fertility of nature.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun In Greek myth, the youthful and beautiful god of wine and the drama. Also called Bacchus. See Bacchus.

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  • proper noun Greek mythology The god of wine, specifically its intoxication and social influence, but also the patron of agriculture and the theater. Also related to the mystery of religion, as in "spiritual intoxication".

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun (Greek mythology) god of wine and fertility and drama; the Greek name of Bacchus

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Latin Dionȳsus, from Greek Dionūsos.]

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Via Latin Dionysus, from Ancient Greek Διόνυσος (Dionusos).

Examples

  • A prophetess, she preached the word of Dionysus, who took possession of her during ecstatic frenzies.

    The Spartacus War

  • They would fightand how stirring to do so in the name of Dionysus Zagreus and Sabazius!

    The Spartacus War

  • They would fightand how stirring to do so in the name of Dionysus Zagreus and Sabazius!

    The Spartacus War

  • A prophetess, she preached the word of Dionysus, who took possession of her during ecstatic frenzies.

    The Spartacus War

  • A prophetess, she preached the word of Dionysus, who took possession of her during ecstatic frenzies.

    The Spartacus War

  • Dionysus is only one mask, but he is a mask that must be worn.

    Archive 2007-12-01

  • Dionysus is the libertine Id, the horny kid, the spirit of tragedy and comedy, an aesthetics of passion which stands as antithesis to an "Apollonian" aesthetics of reason.

    An A-Z Of This Blog

  • Dionysus is the libertine Id, the horny kid, the spirit of tragedy and comedy, an aesthetics of passion which stands as antithesis to an "Apollonian" aesthetics of reason.

    Archive 2007-12-01

  • Dionysus is only one mask, but he is a mask that must be worn.

    An A-Z Of This Blog

  • They would fightand how stirring to do so in the name of Dionysus Zagreus and Sabazius!

    The Spartacus War

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