Bacchae

Bacchae

[bak-ee]
plural noun Classical Mythology.
1.
the female attendants of Bacchus.
2.
the priestesses of Bacchus.
3.
the women who took part in the Bacchanalia.

Origin:
< Latin < Greek Bákkhai, plural of Bákkhē maenad

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Bacchae (ˈbækiː)
 
pl n
the priestesses or female devotees of Bacchus
 
[Latin, from Greek Bakkhai, plural of Bakkhē priestess of Bacchus]

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Bacchae
"female attendants of Bacchus," from Gk. Bakkhai, pl. of Bakkhe, from Bakkhos (see Bacchus).
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