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MENAD or MAENAD


[Greek/Roman mythology]
[ MEE-nad ]
(from a Greek word for maddness, related to the Greek word for "spitit" {menos})

1. a woman participant in orgiastic Dionysian rites :BACCHANTE
2. an extremely excited or distraught woman

  


  
Related definitions:
orgiastic (adjective)

disorderly: orgiastic, Saturnalian, Bacchic, Dionysiac, drunken
sensual: riotous, orgiastic, bingeing, Bacchanalian, drunken