Bacchanalia vs Saturnalia - What's the difference?

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Saturnalia is a related term of bacchanalia.

Bacchanalia is a see also of saturnalia.


As nouns the difference between bacchanalia and saturnalia

is that bacchanalia is a wild, orgiastic party or celebration while saturnalia is a period or occasion of general license, in which the passions or vices have riotous indulgence; a period of unrestrained revelry.

bacchanalia

English

Noun

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  • (Greek mythology) A feast or an orgy in honor of Bacchus.
  • Hence: A drunken feast; drunken revels; an orgy.
  • References

    English eponyms

    saturnalia

    Translingual

    (wikispecies)

    Proper noun

  • Hyponyms

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