Etymology
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Bacchanalia (n.)

"drunken revelry," 1630s, from the name of the Roman festival held in honor of Bacchus, from neuter plural of Latin bacchanalis "having to do with Bacchus" (q.v.); the festivals became so notorious for excess that they were forbidden by the Senate 186 B.C.E. A participant is a Bacchant (1690s), fem. Bacchante, from French. The plural of both is Bacchantes.

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Definitions of Bacchanalia
1
bacchanalia (n.)
a wild gathering involving excessive drinking and promiscuity;
Synonyms: orgy / debauch / debauchery / saturnalia / riot / bacchanal / drunken revelry
2
Bacchanalia (n.)
an orgiastic festival in ancient Greece in honor of Dionysus (= Bacchus);
Synonyms: Dionysia
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