bacchante


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bac·chan·te

 (bə-kăn′tē, -kän′-, -kănt′, -känt′)
n. Greek & Roman Mythology
A priestess or female votary of Bacchus.

[French, from Latin bacchāns, bacchant-; see bacchant.]

bacchante

(bəˈkæntɪ)
n, pl bacchantes (bəˈkæntɪz)
1. (Classical Myth & Legend) a priestess or female votary of Bacchus
2. a drunken female reveller

bac•chan•te

(bəˈkæn ti, -ˈkɑn-, bəˈkænt, -ˈkɑnt)

n.
a female bacchant.
[1790–1800; < French bacchante, feminine of bacchant bacchant]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.bacchante - (classical mythology) a priestess or votary of Bacchusbacchante - (classical mythology) a priestess or votary of Bacchus
Greek mythology - the mythology of the ancient Greeks
Roman mythology - the mythology of the ancient Romans
votary - a priest or priestess (or consecrated worshipper) in a non-Christian religion or cult; "a votary of Aphrodite"
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"In truth," said Gringoire to himself, "she is a salamander, she is a nymph, she is a goddess, she is a bacchante of the Menelean Mount!"
The praise of folly, as he went on, soared into a philosophy, and philosophy herself became young, and catching the mad music of pleasure, wearing, one might fancy, her wine-stained robe and wreath of ivy, danced like a Bacchante over the hills of life, and mocked the slow Silenus for being sober.
It contained one of the precious stockings; and half opening it, I revealed to Sylvia's astonished eyes the cunning little frieze of Bacchus and Ariadne, followed by a troop of Satyrs and Bacchantes, which the artist had designed to encircle one of the white columns of that little marble temple which sat before me.
The 2ft 2in (64cm) high, painted terracotta figure of a dancing bacchante with what looks like a leopard at her feet was inscribed on the base "J Gibson 1812".
Swinburne's muse is here no longer the wild bacchante of earlier days; she treads a statelier measure, clothed to the point of decency, if not precisely in her right mind." (4) And Gerard Manley Hopkins growled in a 29 April 1889 letter to his friend Robert Bridges that Century was mere "rot about babies, a blethery bathos." (5)
The praise of folly, as he went on, soared into philosophy, and philosophy herself became young, and catching the mad music of pleasure, wearing, one might fancy, her wine-stained robe and wreath of ivy, danced like a Bacchante over the hills of life, and mocked the slow Silenus for being sober.
Yet, since they have low self-esteem, they struggle to express these emotions and need for support 'in mature ways' and owing to this, they may even become manipulative in their attempts to gain others' support.11 When Dido suspects that Aeneas is going to leave her, her emotions spiral out of control and she is compared to a 'Bacchante'.12 She becomes intensely angry at Aeneas when she confronts him about leaving.
An undated sketch, but perhaps drawn in November, is entitled 'The Bacchante tolls the knell of passing day.' It is a tranquil scene, looking westwards from Walker's Ridge, where Hore was then posted, towards the sun setting over the sea.
The boat was sighted aboard the British naval ship HMS Bacchante in 1881 by crew, including the Prince of Wales, later King George V.
After failing to do so, his body is ripped to shreds by the Bacchante, leaving only Orpheus's immortal head.
Precisely because the typical "proper woman" of the early nineteenth century was characterized by asexuality, purity, sobriety, and self-effacement, when a woman became a drinker, she was perceived as a mad and dangerous Bacchante. Conversely, when a woman stepped out of bounds, whether political or cultural, the gendered rhetoric of drinking was adopted to discipline her excess.
Mattem souriait sous sa grosse bacchante. Maniere de rassurer ses visiteurs.