Thyrsus meaning

thûrsəs
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A staff tipped with a pine cone and twined with ivy, carried by Dionysus, Dionysian revelers, and satyrs.
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A staff tipped with a pine cone and sometimes entwined with ivy or vine leaves, which Dionysus, the satyrs, etc. were represented as carrying.
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A flower cluster in which the main stem is racemose and the secondary stems are cymose, as in the lilac.
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A staff topped with a conical ornament, carried by Bacchus or his followers.
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(botany) A species of inflorescence; a dense panicle, as in the lilac and horse-chestnut.
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Origin of thyrsus

  • Latin from Greek thursos

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

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

    From Wiktionary