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1. Greek & Roman Mythology Of or relating to Bacchus.
2. bacchic Drunken and carousing; bacchanalian.
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1. (Classical Myth & Legend) of or relating to Bacchus
2. (often not capital) riotously drunk
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.Bacchic - used of riotously drunken merrymakingbacchic - used of riotously drunken merrymaking; "a night of bacchanalian revelry"; "carousing bands of drunken soldiers"; "orgiastic festivity"
drunk, inebriated, intoxicated - stupefied or excited by a chemical substance (especially alcohol); "a noisy crowd of intoxicated sailors"; "helplessly inebriated"
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[ˈbækɪk] ADJbáquico
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He never went about otherwise than surrounded by a small court of bishops and abbés of high lineage, gallant, jovial, and given to carousing on occasion; and more than once the good and devout women of Saint Germain d' Auxerre, when passing at night beneath the brightly illuminated windows of Bourbon, had been scandalized to hear the same voices which had intoned vespers for them during the day carolling, to the clinking of glasses, the bacchic proverb of Benedict XII., that pope who had added a third crown to the Tiara-- Bibamus papaliter .
2) To earthy from earth rebounding, down he crashed; The fire-brand from his impious hand was dashed, As like a Bacchic reveler on he came, Outbreathing hate and flame, And tottered.
'Tis the haunt of the clear-voiced nightingale, Who hid in her bower, among The wine-dark ivy that wreathes the vale, Trilleth her ceaseless song; And she loves, where the clustering berries nod O'er a sunless, windless glade, The spot by no mortal footstep trod, The pleasance kept for the Bacchic god, Where he holds each night his revels wild With the nymphs who fostered the lusty child.
She acts "in character" therefore when she reacts at the beginning of this scene with disgust toward the "shameful" spectacle of the Bacchic street celebrations.
Guarded by roaring dragons which emerge from caves beneath the castle foundations, this was probably acquired by Richard Bradshaw in Hamburg, with two elaborate tankards chased with scenes of Venus and Adonis and a Bacchic procession.
When the fatal horse came with a leap above high 515 Pergamon, and heavy in its womb it brought armed infantry, That woman, pretending a dance, led around the Trojan women Singing "euhoe" in Bacchic revels; she herself in their midst was holding A huge torch and was calling the Greeks from the top of the citadel.
Including quasi-figurative sculpture and billboard size prints, paintings, and collages, this body of work breaks down the revenge story into discrete elements--gendered accoutrements of bacchic ritual are poised like spindly shipwrecks on the gallery floor; a semiabstract portrait of Pentheus renders the young man at once whole and torn to pieces at his mother's hands.
In becoming one with the god, the votary would experience Bacchic madness, allowing her to experience another mode of reality.> The religious rites also included the violent acts of sparagmos, the rending apart a sacrificial animal and omophagia, the joy of eating raw flesh.
(36) Carla Peterson (1994) appropriately refers to her as 'Dionysian,' a Bacchic reveler unmitigated by Apollonian stability.
Leon recalls awakening from a Bacchic dream to find "that my heart had never beat so vigorously, nor my spirits flowed so gay.
Similar to other Bacchic landscapes, the work features a nymph and a goat-legged satyr.
According to Sophia, Thoreau's skating style included "dithyrambic dances and Bacchic leaps on the ice" (Lathrop 53).