Dionysia

Dionysia

[dahy-uh-nish-ee-uh, -nis-]
plural noun
the orgiastic and dramatic festivals held periodically in honor of Dionysus, especially those in Attica, from which Greek comedy and tragedy developed.


Origin:
1890–95; < Latin < Greek

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Dionysia (ˌdaɪəˈnɪzɪə)
 
pl n
(in ancient Greece) festivals of the god Dionysus: a source of Athenian drama

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