- bacchanalian:  Bákkhos was the Greek god of wine. Son of Zeus and Semele, he was also known as Diónūsos. The Romans adopted him, amending his name to Bacchus, and his worshippers went in for a brand of licentious revelry, in his honour, known as Bacchanalia. Hence the metaphorical application of the English adjective to anything drunkenly orgiastic.
- bacchanalian (adj.)
- 1560s; see bacchanalia + -an. As a noun from 1610s.
- 1. Emperor Nero attended the bacchanalian orgy.
- 2. And Mardi Gras , today, is a boisterous, bacchanalian splurge of music and mayhem.
- 但今天的谢肉节却成为欢腾喧闹 、 狂欢畅饮而又音乐和暴行杂陈的节日.
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