Definitions for: Dionysia

[n] an orgiastic festival in ancient Greece in honor of Dionysus (= Bacchus)

Webster (1913) Definition: 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 elaborate performances of both tragedies
and comedies.

Synonyms: Bacchanalia

See Also: festival, fete

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