- Gr. Myth. women companions of Bacchus
- priestesses of Bacchus
- the women who took part in the Bacchanalia
Origin of BacchaeClassical Latin ; from Classical Greek Bakchai ; from Bakchos, Bacchus
plural nounGreek & Roman Mythology
The priestesses and women followers of Bacchus.
Origin of BacchaeLatin, from Greek Bakkhai, pl. of Bakkhē, female worshiper of Bacchus, from Bakkhos, Bacchus.