(class. myth., person, proper) The god of wine and revelry: identified with the Greek Dionysus.
(Roman mythology) The Roman name for Dionysus, the Greek god of wine and vivid social gatherings.
Origin of bacchus
Latin from Greek Bakkhosof unknown origin
American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
From the LatinBacchus, from the Ancient Greek Βάκχος (Bakkhos).
Bacchus Sentence Examples
There is a marble oscillum of Bacchus in the British Museum.
On the walls of the chief council chambers are a magnificent series of oil-paintings by Tintoretto and other less able Venetians - among them Tintoretto's masterpiece, "Bacchus and Ariadne," and his enormous picture of Paradise, the largest oil-painting in the world.
Built over this early precinct, which Dorpfeld identifies with the Dionysium Ev Aiµvais, or Lenaeum, is a basilicashaped building of the Roman period, apparently sacred to Bacchus; in this was found an inscription containing the rules The city of the society of the Iobacchi.
To this day hymns are unwittingly sung to Bacchus in the dales and glens of Kafiristan.
The lesser temple was built in honour of Bacchus (not the Sun, as formerly believed).