Orgiastic | Definition of Orgiastic by Merriam-Webster - orgiastic orgy

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Orgiastic | Definition of Orgiastic by Lexico orgiastic orgy


Orgiastic definition, of, relating to, or having the nature of an orgy. See more.

Borrowed from Ancient Greek ὀργιαστικός (orgiastikós, “exciting”), from ὀργιαστής (orgiastḗs, “orgy celebrator”), from ὀργιάζειν (orgiázein, “to celebrate orgies”).

In ancient Greek religion, an orgion was an ecstatic form of worship characteristic of some Dionysian orgy allowed the Bacchant to emerge from the 'ego' to be united with the god in the ecstatic exaltation of omophagia, dancing and wine.

Definition of orgiastic adjective in Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary. ​ typical of an orgy the orgiastic worship of the fertility god orgiastic delight Word.