Thyrsus Definition

thûrsəs
thyrsi
noun
A staff tipped with a pine cone and sometimes entwined with ivy or vine leaves, which Dionysus, the satyrs, etc. were represented as carrying.
Webster's New World
A flower cluster in which the main stem is racemose and the secondary stems are cymose, as in the lilac.
Webster's New World
Synonyms:
thyrse

Other Word Forms of Thyrsus

Noun

Singular:
thyrsus
Plural:
thyrsi

Origin of Thyrsus

  • From Latin thyrsus, from Ancient Greek θύρσος (thursos).

    From Wiktionary

  • Latin from Greek thursos

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

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