Thebaic The*ba"ic, a. [L. thebaicus, Gr. ?.] Of or pertaining to Thebes in Egypt; specifically, designating a version of the Bible preserved by the Copts, and esteemed of great value by biblical scholars. This version is also called the Sahidic version. [1913 Webster]

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  • Thebaic — 1. adjective /θɪˈbeɪ.ɪk/ a) Theban; Of or pertaining to Thebes, especially in the context of the scriptures. b) The Sahidic dialect of the . 2. noun /θɪˈbeɪ.ɪk/ An opium based medication or …   Wiktionary

  • thebaic — Relating to or derived from opium. [L. Thebaicus, relating to Thebes, whence opium was formerly obtained] * * * the·ba·ic (the baґik) [L. Thebaicus Theban, named for Thebes, where opium was once prepared] pertaining to or derived from opium …   Medical dictionary

  • Thebaic — adj. of or pertaining to Thebes (city in ancient Greece; city in ancient Egypt) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • thebaic — the·ba·ic …   English syllables

  • thebaic — I. thə̇ˈbāik adjective Usage: usually capitalized Etymology: Latin Thebaicus, from Greek Thēbaïkos, from Thēbai, Thēbē Thebes, ancient city in Upper Egypt + ikos ic : of or relating to Thebes in Egypt II. noun ( s) Usage …   Useful english dictionary

  • Thebes — Thebaic /thi bay ik/, adj. Theban /thee beuhn/, adj., n. /theebz/, n. 1. an ancient city in Upper Egypt, on the Nile, whose ruins are located in the modern towns of Karnak and Luxor: a former capital of Egypt. 2. a city of ancient Greece, in… …   Universalium

  • thébaïque — [ tebaik ] adj. • 1833; pierre thébaïque « granit d Égypte » 1776; lat. thebaicus, du gr. thêbaikos; Thèbes, en Égypte, étant autrefois un centre important du commerce de l opium ♦ Didact. Relatif à l opium, qui contient de l opium. ⇒ opiacé.… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

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  • Coptic versions of the Bible — Part of the series on Copts Culture …   Wikipedia

  • Sahidic — Sa*hid ic, a. Same as {Thebaic}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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