any of the various Greek festivals in honor of Dionysus, esp. those at Athens from which the Greek drama originated
Origin of DionysiaClassical Latin from Classical Greek Dionysia (hiera), (rites) of Dionysus
Ancient Greek festivals held seasonally, chiefly at Athens, in honor of Dionysus, especially those held in the spring and connected with the development of early Greek drama.
Origin of DionysiaLatin Dionésia from Greek Dionūsia (hiera) (festivities) of Dionysus neuter pl. of Dionūsios ; see Dionysian .
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