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therapeutæ, therapeutae[edit]

n. pl.


[NL., fr. Gr. (pl. ) an attendant, servant, physician. See Therapeutic.]

  1. (Eccl. Hist.): A name given to certain ascetics said to have anciently dwelt in the neighborhood of Alexandria. They are described in a work attributed to Philo, the genuineness and credibility of which are now much discredited.

therebefore, therebiforn[edit]


  1. Before that time; beforehand. (Obsolete):
    • Many a winter therebiforn. - Chaucer