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

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How to use Thaïs in a sentence

  • Then he would betake himself to that ravishing, radiant roadway devoted to Thespis, Thais, and Bacchus.

    Sixes and Sevens | O. Henry
  • Probably the old-world story of Paphnutius and Thais inspired the tragedy and Maeterlinck's plays suggested its technique.

    Oscar Wilde | Leonard Cresswell Ingleby
  • Thais cerisyi inhabits some of the Greek islands, as well as the mainland of Turkey and Greece.

  • It was Thais got up and danced first, showing her ankles ever so much, as if no one else had pretty ones.

  • So I began to cry; but he only laughed, and kept whispering to her—about me, of course; Thais was looking at me and smiling.

British Dictionary definitions for Thaïs


/ (ˈθeɪɪs) /

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

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