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Dionysia

[dahy-uh-nish-ee-uh, -nis-] /ˌdaɪ əˈnɪʃ i ə, -ˈnɪs-/
plural noun
1.
the orgiastic and dramatic festivals held periodically in honor of Dionysus, especially those in Attica, from which Greek comedy and tragedy developed.
Origin
1890-1895
1890-95; < Latin < Greek
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Dionysia

/ˌdaɪəˈnɪzɪə/
plural noun
1.
(in ancient Greece) festivals of the god Dionysus: a source of Athenian drama
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