noun Classical Mythology.
- the god of wine; Dionysus.
- (in ancient Greece and Rome) a god of wine and giver of ecstasy, identified with Dionysus
Greek god of wine and revelry, late 15c., from Latin Bacchus, from Greek Bakkhos, perhaps related to Latin bacca “berry, olive-berry, bead, pearl.” Perhaps originally a Thracian fertility god.
The Greek and Roman god of wine and revelry. He is also known by the Greek name Dionysus.