Date: Sat Apr 24 00:07:21 EDT 1999
Subject: A.Word.A.Day--dionysiac
Dionysiac (die-uh-NIS-ee-ak) adjective
1. Of or relating to Dionysus, the god of wine and of an orgiastic religion celebrating the power and fertility of nature. Of or relating to Dionysia, ancient Greek festivals held seasonally, chiefly at Athens, in honor of Dionysus.

2. Often dionysiac. Ecstatic or wild; Dionysian.

[Latin Dionysiacus, from Greek Dionusiakos, from Dionusios.]