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Orgĭa , ōrum, n., = Ὄργια,
I.a nocturnal festival in honor of Bacchus, accompanied by wild bacchanalian cries, the feast or orgies of Bacchus.
B. Transf., in gen., secret frantic revels, orgies, Juv. 2, 91; Stat. S. 5, 5, 4.—
II. Trop.: “Itala per Graios Orgia ferre choros,the mysteries of love in the Latin tongue, Prop. 4, 1, 4: “naturae,secrets, mysteries, Col. 10, 217.
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    • Ovid, Metamorphoses, 11.93
    • Vergil, Aeneid, 4.303
    • Vergil, Georgics, 4.521
    • Statius, Silvae, 5.5
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