Theban year(Anc. Chron.), the Egyptian year of 365 days and 6 hours. J. Bryant.

(The"ban), n. A native or inhabitant of Thebes; also, a wise man.

I'll talk a word with this same learned Theban.

(||The"ca) n.; pl. Thecæ [L., fr. Gr. a case to put anything in. See Tick a cover.]

1. A sheath; a case; as, the theca, or cell, of an anther; the theca, or spore case, of a fungus; the theca of the spinal cord.

2. (Zoöl.) (a) The chitinous cup which protects the hydranths of certain hydroids. (b) The more or less cuplike calicle of a coral. (c) The wall forming a calicle of a coral.

(The"cal) a. Of or pertaining to a theca; as, a thecal abscess.

(The"ca*phore) n. [Theca + Gr. to bear: cf. F. thécaphore.] (Bot.) (a) A surface or organ bearing a theca, or covered with thecæ. (b) See Basigynium.

(The*cas"po*rous) a. (Bot.) Having the spores in thecæ, or cases.

(||The*ca"ta) n. pl. [NL., from Gr. a case.] (Zoöl.) Same as Thecophora.

(Thec"la) n. Any one of many species of small delicately colored butterflies belonging to Thecla and allied genera; — called also hairstreak, and elfin.

(The`co*dac"tyl) n. [ case + finger.] (Zoöl.) Any one of a group of lizards of the Gecko tribe, having the toes broad, and furnished with a groove in which the claws can be concealed.

(The"co*dont) a. [Gr. a case + a tooth.]

1. (Anat.) Having the teeth inserted in sockets in the alveoli of the jaws.

2. (Paleon.) Of or pertaining to the thecodonts.

(The"co*dont), n. (Paleon.) One of the Thecodontia.

(The*at"ric*als) n. pl. Dramatic performances; especially, those produced by amateurs.

Such fashionable cant terms as &lsquotheatricals,' and &lsquomusicals,' invented by the flippant Topham, still survive among his confraternity of frivolity.
I. Disraeli.

(Theave) n. [Cf. W. dafad a sheep, ewe.] A ewe lamb of the first year; also, a sheep three years old. [Written also thave.] [Prov. Eng.] Halliwell.

(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.

(The"ba*id) n. [L. Thebais, - idis.] A Latin epic poem by Statius about Thebes in Bœotia.

(The*ba"ine) n. [So called from a kind of Egyptian opium produced at Thebes.] (Chem.) A poisonous alkaloid, C19H21NO3, found in opium in small quantities, having a sharp, astringent taste, and a tetanic action resembling that of strychnine.

(The"ban) a. [L. Thebanus.] Of or pertaining to Thebes.

  By PanEris using Melati.

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