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bacchanalia


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Bacchanalia  \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. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  Bacchanalia 
  n  1:  an  orgiastic  festival  in  ancient  Greece  in  honor  of  Dionysus 
  (=  Bacchus)  [syn:  {Dionysia},  {Bacchanalia}] 
  2:  a  wild  gathering  involving  excessive  drinking  and 
  promiscuity  [syn:  {orgy},  {debauch},  {debauchery},  {saturnalia}, 
  {riot},  {bacchanal},  {drunken  revelry}] 




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