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Thaïs

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noun
  1. flourished late 4th century b.c., Athenian courtesan: mistress of Alexander the Great and Ptolemy I.

Thai

[tahy]
noun
  1. Also called Thai·land·er [tahy-lan-der, -luh n-] /ˈtaɪˌlæn dər, -lən-/. a native or descendant of a native of Thailand.
  2. the language of Thailand, a member of the Tai group of languages.
adjective
  1. of or relating to Thailand, its people, or their language; Siamese.
Also Tai.
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  • Thais was the mistress of Alexander and gave heirs to the throne.

  • Paphnutius and Thais left the city by the Gate of the Moon, and followed the coast.

    Thais

    Anatole France

  • Lo, all the countless souls of the sins of Thais come upon me!

    Thais

    Anatole France

  • Thais, I love you, although it is unseemly in me to love a woman.

    Thais

    Anatole France

  • And it was because the breath of Thais was on them that all they said was love, beauty, truth.

    Thais

    Anatole France


British Dictionary definitions for thais

Thaïs

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

Thai

adjective
  1. of, relating to, or characteristic of Thailand, its people, or their language
noun
  1. plural Thais or Thai a native or inhabitant of Thailand
  2. the language of Thailand, sometimes classified as belonging to the Sino-Tibetan family
Also called: Siamese
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Word Origin and History for thais

Thai

1808, native name, from Tai, literally "free." Thai stick "Asian marijuana cigarette" is attested by 1976.

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