Share this entry

Share this page

thyrsus

División en sílabas: thyr·sus
Pronunciación: /ˈTHərsəs
 
/

Definición de thyrsus en inglés:

sustantivo (plural thyrsusi /-sī/)

(In ancient Greece and Rome) a staff or spear tipped with an ornament like a pine cone, carried by Dionysus and his followers.
Example sentences
  • 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'.

Words that rhyme with thyrsus

excursus, versus

Definición de thyrsus en:

Share this entry

Share this page

 

¿Qué te llama la atención de esta palabra o frase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Obtenga más de Oxford Dictionaries

Suscribirse para eliminar anuncios y acceder a los recursos premium

Palabra del día tenebrous
Pronunciación: ˈtɛnɪbrəs
adjective
dark; shadowy or obscure