Gr. Myth. the god of wine and revelry: identified with the Roman Bacchus
Origin of DionysusClassical Latin ; from Classical Greek Dionysos
nounGreek & Roman Mythology
The god of wine and of an orgiastic religion celebrating the power and fertility of nature. Also called Bacchus.
Origin of DionysusLatin Dion&ymacron;sus, from Greek Dion&umacron;sos.
Via Latin Dionysus, from Ancient Greek Διόνυσος (Dionusos).