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Origin of Treacle
Middle English triacle antidote for poison from Old French from Latin thēriaca from Greek thēriakē (antidotos) (antidote against) wild animals feminine of thēriakos of wild animals from thērion diminutive of thēr beast ghwer- in Indo-European roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
From Old French triacle, from Late Latin *triaca, late form of theriaca, from Ancient Greek θηριακή (thÄ“riakÄ“, “antidote"), feminine form of θηριακός (thÄ“riakos, “concerning venomous beasts"), from θήρ (thÄ“r, “beast"). Compare theriac, theriacle.
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