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Headword: *katebakxeu/onto
Adler number: beta,54
Translated headword: celebrating the mysteries of Bacchus
Vetting Status: high
[Meaning he who] is acting frenzied.[1]
Also [sc. attested is the related verb] katebakxeu/onto ["they were going like Bacchants"], that is filled with some spirit of divine inspiration. "They were going like Bacchants to the culminating act, driven into its embrace by a temperate madness."[2]
Greek Original:
*bakxeu/wn: maino/menos. kai\ *katebakxeu/onto, toute/stin e)neqousi/wn e)pipnoi/as tino\s plhrwqe/ntes. e)p' au)th/n pou th\n telesiourgo\n katebakxeu/onto pra=cin xwrei=n sw/froni mani/a| e)s sumplokh\n e)coistrou/menoi.
The online headword, mistakenly, is the supplementary lemma in the entry; it should be the participle bakxeu/wn.
[1] Likewise in other lexica; and cf. beta 53.
[2] Theophylact Simocatta, Histories 5.5.1 (of the preliminaries to a military encounter); again at tau 261.
Keywords: definition; dialects, grammar, and etymology; historiography; history; imagery; medicine; military affairs; religion
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 31 January 2002@13:56:55.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (augmented note; added keyword; cosmetics) on 1 February 2002@02:56:40.
David Whitehead (added prefatory note and more keywords; betacode and other cosmetics) on 18 May 2012@06:48:24.
David Whitehead on 23 August 2013@06:03:38.
Catharine Roth (coding) on 11 July 2015@00:29:21.


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