dithyramb

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dithyramb Greek choric hymn in honour of Dionysus (Bacchus) XVII; inflated discourse XIX. — L. dīthyrambus — Gr. dīthúrambos, of unkn. orig.
So dithyrambic XVII.

dithyramb

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dithyramb (from Gr. dithyrambos). In ancient Greece an intoxicated song in honour of the god Dionysus; in modern usage applied to a comp. of wild, passionate character.