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bacchante

[buh-kan-tee, -kahn-, buh-kant, -kahnt] /bəˈkæn ti, -ˈkɑn-, bəˈkænt, -ˈkɑnt/
noun
1.
a female bacchant.
Also called maenad, menad, Thyiad.
Origin
1790-1800
1790-1800; back formation from Latin bacchantēs, feminine plural of bacchāns bacchant; pronunciation with silent -e < French bacchante, feminine of bacchant bacchant
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British Dictionary definitions for thyiad

bacchante

/bəˈkæntɪ/
noun (pl) bacchantes (bəˈkæntɪz)
1.
a priestess or female votary of Bacchus
2.
a drunken female reveller
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