Definición de thyrsus en inglés:

thyrsus

Saltos de línea: thyr|sus
Pronunciación: /ˈθəːsəs
 
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sustantivo (plural thyrsi /-sʌɪ, -siː/)

  • (In ancient Greece and Rome) a staff or spear tipped with an ornament like a pine cone, carried by Bacchus and his followers.
    Más ejemplos en oraciones
    • Frenzied with wine they rushed through woods and over mountains uttering sharp cries, waving pine-cone-tipped wands (thyrsi).
    • The fabulous history of Bacchus relates that he converted the thyrsi carried by himself and his followers into dangerous weapons, by concealing an iron point in the head of leaves.
    • Primrose is a very leafy shrub, producing small, yellowish thyrsi.

Origen

Latin, from Greek thursos 'plant stalk, Bacchic staff'.

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