Definition of Maenad

1. Noun. An unnaturally frenzied or distraught woman.

Generic synonyms: Adult Female, Woman



2. Noun. (Greek mythology) a woman participant in the orgiastic rites of Dionysus.
Category relationships: Greek Mythology
Generic synonyms: Adult Female, Woman

Definition of Maenad

1. Noun. (context: Greek mythology) A female follower of Dionysus, associated with intense reveling. ¹

2. Noun. An excessively wild or emotional woman. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Maenad

1. a female participant in ancient Greek orgies [n -S or -ES] : MAENADIC [adj]

Medical Definition of Maenad

1. 1. A Bacchante; a priestess or votary of Bacchus. 2. A frantic or frenzied woman. Origin: L. Maenas, -adis, Gr, fr. To rave. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Literary usage of Maenad

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1. Hellenistic Relief Molds from the Athenian Agora by Clairève Grandjouan (1989)
"Preserves part of maenad dancing left, from head to hips. ... Feet and swirling drapery of maenad dancing left. 3. Dancing maenad Pis. 1,2, 27 T 3023; ..."

2. British Poets of the Nineteenth Century by Curtis Hidden Page (1910)
"... And the oat is heard above the lyre. And the hoofed heel of a satyr crushes The chestnut-husk at the chestnut root. The maenad and the ..."

3. A Catalogue of Engraved Gems in the British Museum (Department of Greek and by Arthur Hamilton Smith, Alexander Stuart Murray (1888)
"maenad, in frenzy, kneeling on altar before term of Priapus, draped round legs, and holding up small figure of a flute-player; on r. a smaller maenad seated ..."

4. The Derveni Krater: Masterpiece of Classical Greek Metalwork by Beryl Barr-Sharrar (2007)
"Neo-Attic maenad no. 31 on a marble calyx krater 127 114. ... Bending, dancing maenad on the Derveni krater frieze, side B 130 117. ..."

5. Catalogue of Arretine Pottery by George Henry Chase (1916)
"In the hair a depression suggests a narrow fillet. Above and to the left, the signature M. Peren(ni), placed upside down. (c) maenad holding ..."

6. A Catalogue of the Greek and Etruscan Vases in the British Museum by Samuel Birch, Charles Thomas Newton (1870)
"... and looks round towards three figures approaching rapidly from the right, a maenad, a Satyr, and another maenad ; on the left are a seated maenad and a ..."

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