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Thaïs

[they-is] /ˈθeɪ ɪs/
noun
1.
flourished late 4th century b.c, Athenian courtesan: mistress of Alexander the Great and Ptolemy I.
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  • Thaïs was a reigning beauty and acted in the theatre of Alexandria in the early Christian era.

    Woman as Decoration

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  • Thaïs wore a gilded wig, but so did the men she knew, and they added gilded false beards.

    Woman as Decoration

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  • When the curtain fell on the first act of Thaïs, that evening, Hayden drew a long sigh.

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  • Aristide prayed that some Thaïs might come along, cast her spell upon him, and induce him to wink.

British Dictionary definitions for Thaïs

Thaïs

/ˈθeɪɪs/
noun
1.
4th-century bc Athenian courtesan; mistress of Alexander the Great
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