A name given to certain ascetics said to have anciently dwelt in the neighborhood of Alexandria. They are described in a work attributed to Philo, the genuineness and credibility of which are now much discredited.
Origin: NL, fr. Gr. (pl) an attendant, servant, physician. See Therapeutic.
(01 Mar 1998)
|Bookmark with:||word visualiser||Go and visit our forums|