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  1. (noun, person) (classical mythology) god of wine; equivalent of Dionysus

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Origin of the word Bacchus

  1. Gk. god of wine and revelry, late 15c., from L. Bacchus, from Gk. Bakkhos, perhaps related to L. bacca "berry, olive-berry, bead, pearl." Perhaps originally a Thracian fertility god. more

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