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  • (Mythology) A feast or an orgy in honor of Bacchus.
  • Hence: A drunken feast; drunken revels; an orgy.
- The Nuttall Encyclopedia



||Bac`cha*na"li*a (-nā"l&ibreve;*&adot;), n. pl. [L. Bacchanal a place devoted to Bacchus; in the pl. Bacchanalia a feast of Bacchus, fr. Bacchus the god of wine, Gr. Ba`kchos.]

1. (Myth.) A feast or an orgy in honor of Bacchus.

2. Hence: A drunken feast; drunken revels; an orgy.

- Webster's Unabridged Dictionary (1913)



Bacchanalia, a festival, originally of a loose and riotous character, in honour of Bacchus.
- Wikipedia



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