of, relating to, or honoring Bacchus.
(lowercase) riotously or jovially intoxicated; drunken.
It ran in the direction of Orphic and Bacchic Thrace to the north.
Opuscula Robert Gordon Latham
The subject of this sculpture seems to be a Bacchic procession.
The Gates of India Thomas Holdich
In a word, I absolutely identify the “brandy and water scenes” with the Bacchic cultus and all that it implies.
Hieroglyphics Arthur Machen
In two seconds the ladies had entered into our Bacchic plot.
The Works of Honor de Balzac Honor de Balzac
He reformed the Bacchic mysteries, giving them a more elevated and noble character, and for this he lost his life.
Ten Great Religions James Freeman Clarke
A staff entwined with ivy and vines, and borne in the Bacchic processions.
Browning’s Shorter Poems Robert Browning
Trinc then: what says your heart, elevated by Bacchic enthusiasm?
Gargantua and Pantagruel, Complete. Francois Rabelais
I thought that Bacchic energy of yours was long since repressed.
At Home And Abroad Margaret Fuller Ossoli
We cannot but think this Bacchic theme a little unsuitable for our youthful songsters.
Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 150, June 7, 1916 Various
These reliefs are Bacchic in idea and Renaissance in execution.
Donatello David Lindsay, Earl of Crawford
of or relating to Bacchus
(often not capital) riotously drunk
a foot of three syllables that in quantitative meter consists of one short syllable followed by two long ones, and that in accentual meter consists of one unstressed syllable followed by two stressed ones. Historical Examples He scans it as a ‘bacchius’, consisting of four feet, with the measurement , the last syllable of saeclo […]
the god of wine; Dionysus. Contemporary Examples Super Bowl MVP Drew Brees was named King of the Bacchus Krewe at this year’s Mardi Gras. Kings of Mardi Gras The Daily Beast February 15, 2010 I guess we know how Bacchus kept his title as the god of wine and intoxication. History’s Craziest Hangover Cures Justin […]
flourished 5th century b.c, Greek poet. Historical Examples However, if any one thinks differently, as Bacchylides says, “The way is broad.” Plutarch’s Lives, Volume I (of 4) Plutarch The same characteristic is found in the epinikia of Bacchylides. Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 3, Part 1, Slice 1 Various The moralizing of Bacchylides is rather […]
a combining form meaning “berry,” used in the formation of compound words: baccivorous.