a paste formerly used as an antidote to poison, especially snake venom, made from 60 or 70 different drugs pulverized and mixed with honey.
Origin: before 1000; Related forms
< Latin thēriaca
antidote to poison < Greek thēriakḗ,
feminine of thēriakós,
equivalent to thērí
) wild beast + -akos -ac
; replacing Middle English tiriake, Old English tȳriaca
< Medieval Latin,
variant of thēriaca
is always a great word to know.
So is interrobang. Does it mean: