Thebaic

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Latin thebaicus

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

Thebaic (not comparable) (rare, archaic)

  1. Theban; Of or pertaining to Thebes, especially in the context of the Coptic scriptures.
    • 1957, Heinrich Boll, L. Vennewitz (tr.) - priests, monks, missionaries who, by way of this strange detour via Ireland, brought the spirit of Thebaic ascetisism to Europe
  2. Of or pertaining to opium.
    • 1791, William Lewis, The Edinburgh New Dispensatory - Thebaic extract, half a dram.

Proper noun[edit]

Thebaic

  1. The Sahidic dialect of the Coptic language.

Noun[edit]

Thebaic (plural Thebaics)

  1. (archaic) An opium-based medication or tincture such as laudanum.

References[edit]

  • The Oxford English Dictionary

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