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Di·o·nys·i·a(dī′ə-nĭz′ē-ə, -nĭzh′ē-ə, -nĭs′ē-ə)
Ancient Greek festivals held seasonally, chiefly at Athens, in honor of Dionysus, especially those held in the spring and connected with the development of early Greek drama.
[Latin Dionȳsia, from Greek Dionūsia (hiera), (festivities) of Dionysus, neuter pl. of Dionūsios; see Dionysian.]
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(Classical Myth & Legend) (in ancient Greece) festivals of the god Dionysus: a source of Athenian drama
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Di•o•ny•si•a(ˌdaɪ əˈnɪʃ i ə, -ˈnɪs-)
the orgiastic and dramatic festivals held periodically in honor of Dionysus from which Greek comedy and tragedy developed.
[1890–95; < Latin < Greek]
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|Noun||1.||Dionysia - an orgiastic festival in ancient Greece in honor of Dionysus (= Bacchus)|
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