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Thaïs

[they-is] /ˈθeɪ ɪs/
noun
1.
flourished late 4th century b.c, Athenian courtesan: mistress of Alexander the Great and Ptolemy I.

Thai

[tahy] /taɪ/
noun
1.
Also called Thailander
[tahy-lan-der, -luh n-] /ˈtaɪˌlæn dər, -lən-/ (Show IPA)
. a native or descendant of a native of Thailand.
2.
the language of Thailand, a member of the Tai group of languages.
adjective
3.
of or relating to Thailand, its people, or their language; Siamese.
Also, Tai.
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  • Of thais Mr. Crawley did know something, and he forgot to remember that perhaps Mr. Toogood knew less.

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  • After some hours of meditation the image of thais appeared to him clearly and distinctly.

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  • When he turned away his head, he felt that thais was behind him, and that made him feel still more uneasy.

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  • Such were the thoughts of the philosopher and the ascetic as they gazed on thais.

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  • Little by little the lips of thais, by lowering at the corners of the mouth, expressed a mysterious suffering.

    Thais Anatole France
British Dictionary definitions for thais

Thai

/taɪ/
adjective
1.
of, relating to, or characteristic of Thailand, its people, or their language
noun
2.
(pl) Thais, Thai. a native or inhabitant of Thailand
3.
the language of Thailand, sometimes classified as belonging to the Sino-Tibetan family
Also called Siamese

Thaïs

/ˈθeɪɪs/
noun
1.
4th-century bc Athenian courtesan; mistress of Alexander the Great
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Word Origin and History for thais

Thai

1808, native name, from Tai, literally "free." Thai stick "Asian marijuana cigarette" is attested by 1976.

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