thyrsus [thʉrsthʉr′səs]
pl. thyrsi [thʉr′sī΄] [L < Gr thyrsos; ? akin to Hittite tuwarsa-, grape vine]
1. a staff tipped with a pine cone and sometimes entwined with ivy or vine leaves, which Dionysus, the satyrs, etc. were represented as carrying
2. Bot. a flower cluster in which the main stem is racemose and the secondary stems are cymose, as in the lilac: also thyrse [thʉrs]

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  • Thyrsus — Thyr sus, n.; pl. {Thyrsi}. [L., fr. Gr. ?. Cf. {Torso}.] 1. A staff entwined with ivy, and surmounted by a pine cone, or by a bunch of vine or ivy leaves with grapes or berries. It is an attribute of Bacchus, and of the satyrs and others… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Thyrsus — (auch griechisch Thyrsos) steht für: Thyrsus (Blütenstand), ein spezieller Blütenstand Thyrsus González (1624–1705), 13. General der Societas Jesu Thyrsos, in der griechischen Mythologie Attribut des Dionysos und seiner Begleiter Thyrsos… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Thyrsus [1] — Thyrsus (Bot.), Strauß …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Thyrsus [2] — Thyrsus, Fluß auf der Westküste der Insel Sardinien; j. Oristano …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Thyrsus — (grch.), der in einen Fichtenzapfen auslaufende, mit Epheu und Weinlaub umwundene Stab (Thyrsusstab) der Mainaden …   Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • Thyrsus — Thyrsus, bei den Griechen der mit Reben und Epheu umwundene, oben mit einem Fichtenzapfen geschmückte Stab, den man bei Bachusfesten trug. – T., in der Botanik, s. Strauß …   Herders Conversations-Lexikon

  • Thyrsus — ⇒ Blütenstände …   Deutsch wörterbuch der biologie

  • thyrsus — (n.) 1590s, from Gk. thyrsos, lit. stalk or stem of a plant, a non Greek word of unknown origin. The staff or spear tipped with an ornament like a pine cone, and sometimes wreathed in ivy or vine branches, borne by Dionysus and his votaries …   Etymology dictionary

  • Thyrsus — In Greek mythology, a thyrsus (thyrsos) was a staff of giant fennel ( Ferula communis ) covered with ivy vines and leaves, sometimes wound with taeniae and always topped with a pine cone. Where these emblems were, there was the spirit of Dionysus …   Wikipedia

  • Thyrsus, SS. (1) — 1SS. Thyrsus, Leucius (Lucius) et Callinicus, M. M. (28. Jan. al. 14. Dec.). Diese hhl. Martyrer haben mit 15 andern Christen zu Apollonia in Phrygien während der Decischen Verfolgung um das J. 250 nach vielen Leiden die Martyrkrone erlangt, und… …   Vollständiges Heiligen-Lexikon

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