theriac

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle French thériaque, from Medieval Latin theriaca, from Ancient Greek θηριακή ‎(thēriakḗ, antidote) feminine form of θηριακός ‎(thēriakós, concerning venomous beasts), from θήρ ‎(thḗr, beast)

Noun[edit]

theriac ‎(plural theriacs)

  1. an antidote to a poison, especially to the venom of a snake
  2. (obsolete) treacle; molasses

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