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pl.n. Greek & Roman Mythology
The priestesses and women followers of Bacchus.

[Latin, from Greek Bakkhai, pl. of Bakkhē, female worshiper of Bacchus, from Bakkhos, Bacchus.]
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pl n
(Classical Myth & Legend) the priestesses or female devotees of Bacchus
[Latin, from Greek Bakkhai, plural of Bakkhē priestess of Bacchus]
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(ˈbæk i)
1. the female attendants or worshippers of Bacchus.
2. the women who took part in the Bacchanalia.
[< Latin < Greek]
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