Definition of Bacchus

1. Noun. (classical mythology) god of wine; equivalent of Dionysus.

Geographical relationships: Ellas, Greece, Hellenic Republic, Capital Of Italy, Eternal City, Italian Capital, Roma, Rome
Generic synonyms: Graeco-roman Deity, Greco-roman Deity
Category relationships: Antiquity



Definition of Bacchus

1. n. The god of wine, son of Jupiter and Semele.

Definition of Bacchus

1. Proper noun. (Roman god) The Roman name for Dionysus, the Greek god of wine and vivid social gatherings. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Medical Definition of Bacchus

1. The god of wine, son of Jupiter and Semele. Origin: L, fr. Gr. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Bacchus

bacchanalians
bacchanalias
bacchanals
bacchanology
bacchant
bacchante
bacchantes
bacchantic
bacchants
bacchiac
bacchian
bacchic
bacchical
bacchii
bacchius
bacchus (current term)
baccies
bacciferous
bacciform
baccilar
baccivorous
bacco
baccoes
baccos
baccy
bace
bacharach
bachata
bachatero
bachateros

Literary usage of Bacchus

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Age of Fable; Or, Stories of Gods and Heroes by Thomas Bulfinch (1856)
"bacchus CHAPTER XXI. bacchus — ARIADNE. bacchus. bacchus was the son of Jupiter and Semele. Juno to gratify her resentment against Semele contrived a plan ..."

2. The Works of the English Poets, from Chaucer to Cowper: Including the Series by Alexander Chalmers, Samuel Johnson (1810)
"bacchus to arms! the enemy's at hand, Laura appears; ... Fly, bacchus, fly, there's treason in the cup, For Love comes pouring in with every drop ; I foci ..."

3. The Works of the English Poets, from Chaucer to Cowper: Including the Series by Alexander Chalmers, Samuel Johnson (1810)
"bacchus, ever smiling power, Patron of the festive hour! Here thy genuine nectar roll To the wide capacious bowl. While gentility and glee Make these ..."

4. Isis Unveiled: A Master Key to the Mysteries of Ancient and Modern Science by Helena Petrovna Blavatsky (1919)
"Well, this identity of the Jehovah at Mount Sinai with the god bacchus is ... Wherever bacchus was worshiped there was a tradition of a place called Nysa, ..."

5. The Arena by Harry Houdini Collection (Library of Congress) (1904)
"bacchus is used in this poem for the vine, for grapes, ... So bacchus is invoked by a poet ifor what, by an old name, is called the muse, in the interest of ..."

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