a) Of, or pertaining to the maenad
b) Excessively wild or emotional.

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  • maenadic — adjective see maenad …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • maenadic — mɪː nædɪk adj. of of or pertaining to a maenad, of a female follower of Bacchus (Greek Mythology); infuriated, frenzied …   English contemporary dictionary

  • maenadic — mae·nad·ic …   English syllables

  • maenadic — adjective see maenad * * * maenadˈic adjective 1. Bacchanalian 2. Furious • • • Main Entry: ↑maenad …   Useful english dictionary

  • maenad — maenadic, adj. maenadism, n. /mee nad/, n. 1. bacchante. 2. a frenzied or raging woman. [1570 80; < L Maenad (s. of Maenas) < Gk Mainás a bacchante, special use of mainás madwoman] * * * …   Universalium

  • me|nad|ic — «mih NAD ihk», adjective. = maenadic. (Cf. ↑maenadic) …   Useful english dictionary

  • maenad — noun Etymology: Latin maenad , maenas, from Greek mainad , mainas, from mainesthai to be mad; akin to Greek menos spirit more at mind Date: 1579 1. bacchante 2. an unnaturally excited or distraught woman • maenadic adjective …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Maenad — Bacchae redirects here. For the tragedy by Euripides, see The Bacchae. Bassarids redirects here. For the opera by Hans Werner Henze, see The Bassarids. Furious Maenad,carrying a thyrsus and a panther,with a snake rolled up over her head.Tondo of… …   Wikipedia

  • amok — Synonyms and related words: Dionysiac, abandoned, attack, bacchic, bellowing, berserk, carried away, convulsion, corybantic, delirious, demoniac, desperate, distracted, ecstatic, enraptured, feral, ferocious, fever, fierce, fit, frantic, frenetic …   Moby Thesaurus

  • bacchic — Synonyms and related words: Dionysiac, amok, berserk, corybantic, desperate, frantic, frenetic, frenzied, furious, like one possessed, mad, madding, maenadic, maniac, maniacal, rabid, raging, ranting, raving, raving mad, running wild, stark… …   Moby Thesaurus

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