- (mythology) The ancient Greek god of wine, also known as Dionysus.
- The Nuttall Encyclopedia
BACCHUS, n. A convenient deity invented by the ancients as an excuse
for getting drunk.
Is public worship, then, a sin,
That for devotions paid to Bacchus
The lictors dare to run us in,
And resolutely thump and whack us?
- 1811 Dictionary of the Vulgar Tongue
Bac"chus (&?;), n. [L., fr. Gr.
Ba`kchos.] (Myth.) The god of wine, son of Jupiter
- Webster's Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
, son of Zeus and Semele, the god of the vine, and promoter
of its culture as well as the civilisation which accompanied it;
represented as riding in a car drawn by tame tigers, and carrying a
.); he rendered signal service to Zeus in the war
of the gods with the Giants
.). See Dionysus
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