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Meaning of "theriac" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD THERIAC

From Latin thēriaca antidote to poison.
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Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
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PRONUNCIATION OF THERIAC

theriac  [ˈθɪərɪæk] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF THERIAC

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Theriac is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES THERIAC MEAN IN ENGLISH?

theriac

Theriac

Theriac or theriaca was a medical concoction originally formulated by the Greeks in the 1st century AD and widely adopted in the ancient world as far away as China and India via the trading links of the Silk Route. It was an alexipharmic, or antidote, considered a panacea, for which it could serve as a synonym: in the 16th century Adam Lonicer wrote that garlic was the rustic's theriac or Heal-All. The word theriac comes from the Greek term θηριακή, a feminine adjective signifying "pertaining to animals", from θηρίον, "wild animal, beast". The ancient bestiaries included information—often fanciful—about dangerous beasts and their bites. When cane sugar was an exotic Eastern commodity, the English recommended the sugar-based treacle as an antidote against poison, originally applied as a salve. By extension, treacle could be applied to any healing property: in the Middle Ages the treacle well at Binsey was a place of pilgrimage.

Definition of theriac in the English dictionary

The definition of theriac in the dictionary is an ointment or potion of varying composition, used as an antidote to a poison.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH THERIAC


amnesiac
æmˈniːzɪæk
aphrodisiac
ˌæfrəˈdɪzɪæk
bibliomaniac
ˌbɪblɪəʊˈmeɪnɪæk
Dayak
ˈdaɪæk
Dyak
ˈdaɪæk
egomaniac
ˌiːɡəʊˈmeɪnɪæk
eniac
ˈɛnɪæk
guaiac
ˈɡwaɪæk
hemophiliac
ˌhiːməˈfɪlɪæk
kaiak
ˈkaɪæk
kayak
ˈkaɪæk
kleptomaniac
ˌklɛptəʊˈmeɪnɪæk
megalomaniac
ˌmɛɡələʊˈmeɪnɪæk
monomaniac
mɒnəʊˈmeɪnɪæk
noncardiac
ˌnɒnˈkɑːdɪæk
nymphomaniac
ˌnɪmfəˈmeɪnɪæk
pyromaniac
ˌpaɪrəʊˈmeɪnɪæk
scoriac
ˈskɔːrɪæk
triac
ˈtraɪæk
Wozniak
ˈwɒznɪæk

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE THERIAC

therethrough
thereto
theretofore
thereunder
thereunto
thereupon
therewith
therewithal
therewithin
Therezina
theriacal
therian
therianthropic
therianthropism
theriolatry
theriomorph
theriomorphic
theriomorphism
theriomorphosis
theriomorphous

WORDS THAT END LIKE THERIAC

brainiac
cardiac
celeriac
celiac
coeliac
elegiac
hypochondriac
iliac
insomniac
intracardiac
maniac
Mauriac
necrophiliac
paradisiac
paranoiac
sacroiliac
sex maniac
sign of the zodiac
Syriac
zodiac

Synonyms and antonyms of theriac in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «theriac» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF THERIAC

Find out the translation of theriac to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of theriac from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «theriac» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

theriac
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

triaca
570 millions of speakers

English

theriac
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

theriac
380 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Arabic

ترياق
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

theriac
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

teriaga
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

theriac
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

thériaque
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Teriak
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Theriak
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

theriac
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

theriac
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Theriac
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

theriac
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

theriac
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

अपेक्षित
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

teryak
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

teriaca
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

theriac
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

theriac
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

theriac
30 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Greek

theriac
15 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Afrikaans

theriac
14 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Swedish

theriac
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

theriak
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of theriac

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «THERIAC»

The term «theriac» is normally little used and occupies the 145.853 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «THERIAC» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about theriac

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «THERIAC»

Discover the use of theriac in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to theriac and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Handbook to Life in the Medieval World, 3-Volume Set
recipe for special pills superior to the panacea theriac for curing plague patients, and it also was effective against apoplexy, epilepsy, paralysis, and tremor. William of Marra maintained that cooking tempered potency of poisons: Mushrooms ...
Madeleine Pelner Cosman, Linda Gale Jones, 2009
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Hippocratic Lives and Legends
Jody Rubin Pinault. late second century, after A.D. 198, or in the first years of the third century A.D.78 Hippocrates and his fire cure enter Theriac to Piso in Chapter sixteen, a discussion of how galene, the multi-ingredient antidote, could  ...
Jody Rubin Pinault, 1992
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The Healing Hand: Man and Wound in the Ancient World
The new theriac truly deserved its name of galene, meaning "tranquility" ( unrelated to the name of Galen). It was, in effect, an addicting tranquilizer (Fig. 10.15).82 From then on galene became the theriac par excellence, known simply as ...
Guido Majno, 1991
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Possessing Nature: Museums, Collecting, and Scientific ...
"And these vipers are the foundation of theriac," affirmed Aldrovandi. Collecting and dissecting them preceded their inclusion in theriac, the "royal antidote of antidotes" first described by Galen and used in western Europe and the Islamic world ...
Paula Findlen, 1996
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The Medical Renaissance of the Sixteenth Century
The ambition - not to say the race - to produce a perfect theriac stimulated pharmacists throughout Italy. Botanical interest came together here with hopes of financial rewards in what was, for Venice especially, an important export market. 77 In ...
Andrew Wear, Roger Kenneth French, Iain M. Lonie, 1985
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Antidotes: Principles and Clinical Applications
The theriac of Andromachus, also known as 'Venice treacle' or 'galene', is probably the most famous theriac. Andromachus the elder (Archiater) (37–68 AD) , physician to the Roman emperor Nero, added to the mithridatium ingredients such as ...
Robert Flanagan, Alison Jones, Robert L Maynard, 2003
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Canonical Medicine: Gentile Da Foligno and Scholasticism
make and use theriac on their patients as a reconstruction from the words of the authorities. Guglielmo da Brescia was clearly making and using theriac and others had experimented with it. Gentile reports of Jean of St Amand that he made a ...
Roger Kenneth French, 2001
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Arab Painting: Text and Image in Illustrated Arabic Manuscripts
The title's opening identifies the work as 'the book of the theriac of the eminent physician-philosopher (akīm) Galen, drawn from the fundaments of the first discourse of the book of Galen on electuaries, with the commentary of Yayā al- Nawī the ...
Anna Contadini, 2010
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Healers and Healing in Early Modern Italy
Therefore any efficacy it had must be due to the theriac contained in it. Orvietan's success was just a flash in the pan, whereas theriac had been an approved remedy for over eighteen centuries. Moreover, unlike orvietan, it was methodically ...
David Gentilcore, 1998
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Cultures of Natural History
For instance, countless people were involved in the search for the true theriac. The medicinal compound 'theriac' (the word being derived from the Greek word for a wild or venomous animal, and vernacularized in English as 'treacle') was ...
N. Jardine, J. A. Secord, E. C. Spary, 1996

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «THERIAC»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term theriac is used in the context of the following news items.
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Farm Bureau Sponsors Olde Tyme Tractor Show
For more information, contact Judy Probst at (217) 538-2054, Arlen Kasten at (217) 341-8690, Jim Langheim at (217) 710-1514 or Andy Theriac at (217) ... «thejournal-news.net, Jul 15»
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veEDIS Clinical Systems Implements its Cloud-Based 2014 Edition …
... with the expertise provided by their team, made this EMR implementation effortless, non-interruptive and an overall success,” says Gary Theriac, IT Director. «PR Web, Jun 15»
3
$45M in medical buildings bought in a singe day Lee
2270 Colonial Blvd., Fort Myers, for $24,755,000 from Theriac Enterprises of Colonial LLC. • 8991 Brighton Lane, Bonita Springs, for $5,740,000 from Bonita ... «The News-Press, May 15»
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2 floors of office space go for $10.2 million
The seller was Theriac Enterprises of Bradenton LLC, which is a Fort Myers property investment company headed by Daniel E. Dosoretz, an oncologist who runs ... «Sarasota Herald-Tribune, Apr 15»
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Calaway, Loeffler-Kemp, two first years elected
Daswani, who campaigned in part with the use of video, won a total of 408 votes out of the 784 that were cast, while William Theriac '16 received 340. «Macalester College The Mac Weekly, Apr 15»
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Guns on campus: Costly, dangerous and hypocritical
Yet as much as Theriac loves both college and firearms, he also believes mixing the two — as the Legislature wants to do by lifting a ban on campus guns — is ... «Orlando Sentinel, Mar 15»
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The art of healing in Byzantium on display
His "theriac" (antidote) for Emperor Marcus Aurelius consisted of more than 70 ingredients, among them opium. His pharmacopoeia also covered cosmetics and ... «Daily Sabah, Feb 15»
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QUINTRON AND MISS PUSSYCAT'S NEW WEIRD INGENUITY
All of these assessments are accurate, though none encompass the whole of Robert "Quintron" Rolston and Panacea "Miss Pussycat" Theriac. Quintron grew up ... «Folio Weekly, Dec 14»
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Testimony begins in case against woman accused of killing 4-year-old
Also testifying Monday were emergency medical technician Lance Meisenheimer and now-retired Union County deputy Jack Theriac, who responded to the 911 ... «Southeast Missourian, Oct 14»
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What CAM Courses At Universities Should Look Like
Of course, these days the crushed vipers that supposedly gave theriac or theriacle (as it was known) power are off the ingredient list, but treacle's fall from favour ... «Asian Scientist Magazine, Sep 14»

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« EDUCALINGO. Theriac [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/theriac>. May 2019 ».
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