ترياق

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Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Persian تریاک (tiryāk, opium), from Ancient Greek θηριακή (thēriakē, antidote)

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [‎tɪrˁˈjɑːq]

Noun[edit]

تِرْيَاقٌ (tiryāqm (collective noun)

  1. antidote, remedy, panacea
    • Sahih Muslim, The Book of Drinks, 27 Chapter: The virtue of the dates of Al-Madinah
      إِنَّ فِي عَجْوَةِ الْعَالِيَةِ شِفَاءً أَوْ إِنَّهَا تِرْيَاقٌ أَوَّلَ الْبُكْرَةِ
      ʾinn fī ʿajwantin al-ʿāliyyati šifāʾa ʾaw ʾinnihā tiryāqu ʾawwala ʾal-bukrati
      The pressed dates of Aliya contain healing effects and are an antidote in the early morning.
  2. antitoxin, theriac
    • Ibn Qayyim Al-Jawziyya, Al-Tibb al-Nabawi (The Prophetic Medicine)
      بِغَمْسِ الذُّباب في الطعام إذا سقط فيه لأجل الشِّفَاء الذي في جناحه، وهو كالتِّرْياق للسُّمِّ
      bi-ġamsi l-ḏubāb fī ṭ-ṭaʿām ʾiḏā saqaṭa fīh li-ʾajl aš-šifāʿ allaḏī fī janāḥu wa-huwwa kat-tiryāq lis-summi
      Dipping house flies in food if they fall in for the healing effects in their wings, which is like an antitoxin.
  3. alcohol, intoxicating drink

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