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Meaning of BACCHANALIA

Pronunciation:  `baku'neyleeu, `baku'neylyu

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  a wild gathering involving excessive drinking and promiscuity
  2. [n]  an orgiastic festival in ancient Greece in honor of Dionysus (= Bacchus)
 

BACCHANALIA is a 11 letter word that starts with B.

 

 Synonyms: bacchanal, debauch, debauchery, Dionysia, drunken revelry, orgy, riot, saturnalia
 
 See Also: festival, fete, revel, revelry

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Bac`cha*na"li*a\, n. pl. [L. Bacchanal a place
devoted to Bacchus; in the pl. Bacchanalia a feast of
Bacchus, fr. Bacchus the god of wine, Gr. ?]
1. (Myth.) A feast or an orgy in honor of Bacchus.

2. Hence: A drunken feast; drunken reveler.

 

 

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