Bacchae definition by Webster's New World
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- Gr. Myth. women companions of Bacchus
- priestesses of Bacchus
- the women who took part in the Bacchanalia
Origin: Classical Latin ; from Classical Greek Bakchai ; from Bakchos, Bacchus
Bacchae definition by American Heritage Dictionary
plural noun Greek & Roman Mythology
The priestesses and women followers of Bacchus.
Origin: Latin, from Greek Bakkhai, pl. of Bakkhē, female worshiper of Bacchus, from Bakkhos, Bacchus.