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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Bacchus  \Bac"chus\,  n.  [L.,  fr  Gr  ?]  (Myth.) 
  The  god  of  wine,  son  of  Jupiter  and  Semele. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  Bacchus 
  n  :  (in  ancient  Greece  and  Rome)  god  of  wine;  equivalent  of 
  Dionysus  [syn:  {Bacchus}] 
 
  From  THE  DEVIL'S  DICTIONARY  ((C)1911  Released  April  15  1993)  [devils]: 
 
  BACCHUS,  n.  A  convenient  deity  invented  by  the  ancients  as  an  excuse 
  for  getting  drunk. 
 
  Is  public  worship,  then,  a  sin, 
  That  for  devotions  paid  to  Bacchus 
  The  lictors  dare  to  run  us  in 
  And  resolutely  thump  and  whack  us? 
  Jorace 
 
 




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