Dionysia

n. orgiastic seasonal festivals held in ancient Greece to honor the god Dionysus (corresponds to bacchanalia in ancient Rome)

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  • Dionysia — Di o*ny si*a, n. pl. [L., fr. Gr. ?.] (Class. Antiq.) Any of the festivals held in honor of the Olympian god Dionysus. They correspond to the Roman Bacchanalia; the greater Dionysia were held at Athens in March or April, and were celebrated with… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Dionysia — [dī΄ə nish′ē ə, dī΄ənish′ə; dī΄ənis′ē ə, dī΄əniz′ē ə] pl.n. [L < Gr Dionysia (hiera), (rites) of Dionysus] any of the various Greek festivals in honor of Dionysus, esp. those at Athens from which the Greek drama originated …   English World dictionary

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  • Dionysia — The Dionysia was a large festival in ancient Athens in honor of the god Dionysus, the central event of which was the performance of tragedies and, from 487 BC, comedies. It was the second most important festival after the Panathenaia. The… …   Wikipedia

  • DIONYSIA — I. DIONYSIA martyrio apud Alexandriam sub Decio coronata, A. C. 251. II. DIONYSIA matrona Christiana, persecutione Hunerici Vandalorum Regis una cum filio Maiorico, ad necem quaesita, hunc ad mortem raptum sic consolata est, Memento Fili, te… …   Hofmann J. Lexicon universale

  • Dionysia, SS. (5) — 5SS. Dionysia et Soc. MM. (6. Dec.). Diese hl. Dionysia, eine durch seltene Schönheit, noch mehr aber durch Gottseligkeit ausgezeichnete Frau, erlitt unter dem Vandalenkönig Hunerich auf öffentlichem Markte eine so grausame Geißelung, daß ihr… …   Vollständiges Heiligen-Lexikon

  • Dionysia — noun an orgiastic festival in ancient Greece in honor of Dionysus (= Bacchus) • Syn: ↑Bacchanalia • Hypernyms: ↑festival, ↑fete * * * ˌdīəˈnizh(ē)ə, nish(ē)ə, nisēə noun plural Usage: usually capitalized Etymology …   Useful english dictionary

  • Dionysia — /duy euh nish ee euh, nis /, n.pl. the orgiastic and dramatic festivals held periodically in honor of Dionysus, esp. those in Attica, from which Greek comedy and tragedy developed. Cf. Greater Dionysia, Lesser Dionysia. [1890 95; < L < Gk] * * * …   Universalium

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