[buh-kan-tee, -kahn-, buh-kant, -kahnt]
a female bacchant.
Also called maenad, menad, Thyiad.

1790–1800; back formation from Latin bacchantēs, feminine plural of bacchāns bacchant; pronunciation with silent -e < French bacchante, feminine of bacchant bacchant Unabridged
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bacchante (bəˈkæntɪ)
n , pl bacchantes
1.  a priestess or female votary of Bacchus
2.  a drunken female reveller

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