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n. pl. thyr·si (-sī) Mythology
A staff tipped with a pine cone and twined with ivy, carried by Dionysus, Dionysian revelers, and satyrs.
[Latin, from Greek thursos.]
n, pl -si (-saɪ)
1. (Classical Myth & Legend) Greek myth a staff, usually one tipped with a pine cone, borne by Dionysus (Bacchus) and his followers
2. (Botany) a variant spelling of thyrse
[C18: from Latin, from Greek thursos stalk]
n., pl. -si (-sī).
2. a staff tipped with a pine cone and sometimes twined with ivy leaves, borne by Dionysus and his votaries.
[1585–95; < Latin < Greek thýrsos plant stem, thyrsus]