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Bacchae

[bak-ee] /ˈbæk i/
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/
plural noun
1.
the priestesses or female devotees of Bacchus
Word Origin
Latin, from Greek Bakkhai, plural of Bakkhē priestess of Bacchus
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Word Origin and History for Bacchae
n.

"female attendants of Bacchus," from Greek Bakkhai, plural of Bakkhe, from Bakkhos (see Bacchus).

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