THERIACA

THERIACA
ex Graeco θηριακὴ, antidotum contra venena, quod ex viperae carne fieret, quae per excellentiam θηρίον dicta, nomen accepit, Gerh. Ioh. Voss. de Idolol. l. 4. c. 62. Cur vero non caro cerastae, quod serpentis genus viperae admodum simile, aspidis aliusve serpentis, eam ingrediatur, Galenum vide disquirentem l. de Theriaca, c. 8. qui Andromachi eam, Neronis Archiatri, inventum alibi facit. Scripsit autem hic Theriacam carmine elegantissimô. Nempe Andromachus hic, antidoto Mithridaticae admiscuit non exiguam partem carnium viperae: quô factum, ut haec antidotus andromachi prope antiquaverit Mithridaticum, Theriacae Andromachi, et aliquando Theriacae absolute, nomine insignis. sed et iam ante Mithridatem Nicander Colophonius Theriaca et Alexipharmaca scripsit. Vide Gerh. Ioh. Voss. de Philosophia, c. 11. num. 36. 37. et c. 12. num. 8. de Theriaca Antiochi M. incisâ lapidi versibus itidem, in limine aedis Aesculapii, Plin. l. 20. c. 24. de voce vero θὴρ, vel θηρίον, aliquid etiam supra, in Belua, item Fera, et Therarchus. Alias θηρίον, in genere animantia notat, volucres quoque, in vivariis alis asservarique solitas, unde celebre Θηριοτροφεῖον Hortensii, de quo alibi.

Hofmann J. Lexicon universale. 1698.

Synonyms:
, , (Theriaca Andromachi)


Look at other dictionaries:

  • Theriaca — may refer to:*Theriaca (poem) by Nicander of Colophon, Greek poet of 2nd century BC *Theriaca or Theriac, ancient Greek remedy *Venice treacle, also called Andromachi theriaca, antidote against venomee also*Treacle …   Wikipedia

  • Theriaca — Theriac The ri*ac, Theriaca The*ri a*ca, n. [L. theriaca an antidote against the bite of serpents, Gr. ?: cf. F. th[ e]riaque. See {Treacle}.] 1. (Old Med.) An ancient composition esteemed efficacious against the effects of poison; especially, a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • theriaca — n. (Med.) Treacle, theriac, Venice treacle (Theriaca Andromachi) …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • theriaca — noun Etymology: New Latin, from Latin, antidote against poison more at treacle Date: 1562 a mixture of many drugs and honey formerly held to be an antidote to poison • theriacal adjective …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • theriaca — noun theriac …   Wiktionary

  • theriaca — A mixture containing a great number of ingredients, used in the Middle Ages and believed to possess antidotal and curative powers to an almost miraculous degree. [L. antidote to snake bite, fr. G. theriakos, pertaining to wild beasts] * * *… …   Medical dictionary

  • theriaca — n. molasses; paste used to treat snake bites …   English contemporary dictionary

  • theriaca — the·ri·a·ca …   English syllables

  • theriaca — …   Useful english dictionary

  • theriaca Andromachi — theriaca An·drom·a·chi an dräm ə .kī n THERIACA An·drom·a·chus an dräm ə kəs (fl 1st century ad) Greek physician. Andromachus was physician to the Roman emperor Nero. He is credited with the invention of the famous antidote for poison now known… …   Medical dictionary

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.