Maenad definition

mēnăd
(greek mythology) A woman member of the orgiastic cult of Dionysus.
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A frenzied woman.
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A female votary of Dionysus, who took part in the wild, orgiastic rites that characterized his worship; bacchante.
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A frenzied or raging woman.
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(Greek mythology) A female follower of Dionysus, associated with intense reveling.
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An excessively wild or emotional woman.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
maenad
Plural:
maenads

Origin of maenad

  • Latin Maenas Maenad- from Greek mainas raving, madwoman, Maenad from mainesthai to be mad men-1 in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition