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EtymologyEdit

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)

NounEdit

theriac (plural theriacs)

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

AdjectiveEdit

theriac (comparative more theriac, superlative most theriac)

  1. (obsolete) theriacal; medicinal

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