Definition of Thyrsus. Meaning of Thyrsus. Synonyms of Thyrsus

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Definition of Thyrsus

Thyrsus
Thyrsus Thyr"sus, n.; pl. Thyrsi. [L., fr. Gr. ?. Cf. Torso.] 1. A staff entwined with ivy, and surmounted by a pine cone, or by a bunch of vine or ivy leaves with grapes or berries. It is an attribute of Bacchus, and of the satyrs and others engaging in Bacchic rites. A good to grow on graves As twist about a thyrsus. --Mrs. Browning. In my hand I bear The thyrsus, tipped with fragrant cones of pine. --Longfellow. 2. (Bot.) A species of inflorescence; a dense panicle, as in the lilac and horse-chestnut.

Meaning of Thyrsus from wikipedia

- hedonism, and pleasure/enjoyment in general. The thyrsus was tossed in the Bacchic dance: Pentheus: The thyrsus— in my right hand shall I hold it? Or thus am...
- Saint Thyrsus /ˈθɜːrsəs/ or Thyrse /ˈθɜːrs/ (Gr****: Θύρσος, translit. Thúrsos, literally "thyrsus"; Spanish and Portuguese: Tirso; French: Thyrse; died...
- The giant Thyrsus is a mythical figure from Tyrol. He is said to have lived in Innerleithen close to Reith. Thyrsus is mentioned in the legend of the...
- A thyrsus is a staff of giant fennel covered with ivy vines and leaves. Thyrsus may also refer to: Thyrsus (gr****hopper), a genus of gr****hopper in the...
- honey from the streams. They strike rocks with the thyrsus, and water gushes forth. They lower the thyrsus to the earth, and a spring of wine bubbles up....
- or in a chariot drawn by panthers, and may also be recognized by the thyrsus he carries. Besides the grapevine and its wild barren alter-ego, the toxic...
- Thyrsiflorus is derived from the Ancient Gr**** word, Thyrsus, meaning a 'contracted panicle', 'wreath', or 'thyrsus'. Florus is derived from Latin and means 'flower'...
- with his right hand off to his left, and with his left hand grasps his thyrsus and also points down to earth. The painting originally depicted John the...
- the name adopted by the Romans; the frenzy he induces is bakkheia. His thyrsus, sometimes wound with ivy and dripping with honey, is both a beneficent...
- Very Rev. Tirso González de Santalla, S.J. (18 January 1624 - 27 October 1705) was a Spanish theologian who was elected, in 1687, the thirteenth Superior...
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