Di·o·nys·i·a (dī′ə-nĭzē-ə, -nĭzhē-ə, -nĭsē-ə)
Ancient Greek festivals held seasonally, chiefly at Athens, in honor of Dionysus, especially those held in the spring and connected with the development of early Greek drama.
[Latin Dionȳsia, from Greek Dionūsia (hiera), (festivities) of Dionysus, neuter pl. of Dionūsios; see DIONYSIAN.]
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