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[dahy-uh-nahy-suh s] /ˌdaɪ əˈnaɪ səs/
noun, Classical Mythology
the god of fertility, wine, and drama; Bacchus. Unabridged
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the Greek god of wine, fruitfulness, and vegetation, worshipped in orgiastic rites. He was also known as the bestower of ecstasy and god of the drama, and identified with Bacchus
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Dionysus [(deye-uh-neye-suhs, deye-uh-nee-suhs)]

The Greek name for Bacchus, the Greek and Roman god of wine and revelry.

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