plural noun

: ascetics of both sexes held to have dwelt anciently near Alexandria and described by Philo as devoted to contemplation and meditation

Word History


New Latin, from Greek therapeutai, plural of therapeutēs attendant, worshiper, medical attendant, from therapeuein to attend

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“Therapeutae.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Dec. 2023.

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