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dionysia


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Dionysia  \Di`o*ny"si*a\,  n.  pl  [L.,  fr  Gr  ?.]  (Class.  Antiq.) 
  Any  of  the  festivals  held  in  honor  of  the  Olympian  god 
  Dionysus.  They  correspond  to  the  Roman  Bacchanalia;  the 
  greater  Dionysia  were  held  at  Athens  in  March  or  April,  and 
  were  celebrated  with  elaborate  performances  of  both  tragedies 
  and  comedies. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  Dionysia 
  n  :  an  orgiastic  festival  in  ancient  Greece  in  honor  of  Dionysus 
  (=  Bacchus)  [syn:  {Dionysia},  {Bacchanalia}] 




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