Triumph

A word formed from thriambos, the Dionysiac hymn.

“Some ... have assigned the origin of ... triumphal processions to the mythic pomps of Dionysus, after his conguests in the East, the very word triumph being ... the Dionysiac hymn.” —Pater: Marius the Epiourean, chap. xii.

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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