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Maenad   Listen
Maenad  n.  
A Bacchante; a priestess or votary of Bacchus.
A frantic or frenzied woman.

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"Maenad" Quotes from Famous Books

... orient car, Piled high with autumn splendours, The pageants of the sweetstuffs are At all the pastry-vendors; From earliest flush of dawn till eight The Maenad nymphs in masses, With lions' help upbear the freight Of marzipan and ...
— Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 159, November 3, 1920 • Various

... musket and pocket-pistol lie beside him, and his bloody shirt is hung up at his head. Suddenly, the silence, hitherto only disturbed by suppressed groans and muttered curses, is broken by a sharp cry. A woman rises: it is the sister of the dead man; she seizes his shirt, and holding it aloft with Maenad gestures and frantic screams, gives rhythmic utterance to her grief and rage. 'I was spinning, when I heard a great noise: it was a gunshot, which went into my heart, and seemed a voice that cried, "Run, thy ...
— Sketches and Studies in Italy and Greece, Complete - Series I, II, and III • John Symonds

Words linked to "Maenad" :   woman, Greek mythology, adult female

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