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bacchant


  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Bacchant  \Bac"chant\,  a. 
  Bacchanalian;  fond  of  drunken  revelry;  wine-loving;  reveling; 
  carousing.  --Byron. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Bacchant  \Bac"chant\,  n.;  pl  E.  {Bacchants},  L.  {Bacchantes}. 
  [L.  bacchans,  -antis,  p.  pr  of  bacchari  to  celebrate  the 
  festival  of  Bacchus.] 
  1.  A  priest  of  Bacchus. 
 
  2.  A  bacchanal;  a  reveler.  --Croly. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  bacchant 
  n  1:  someone  who  engages  in  drinking  bouts  [syn:  {drunken  reveler}, 
  {drunken  reveller},  {bacchanal}] 
  2:  a  drunken  reveller;  a  devotee  of  Bacchus  [syn:  {bacchanal}] 
  3:  (Greek  &  Roman  mythology)  a  priest  or  votary  of  Bacchus 




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