Definition of Mithriac in English:

Mithriac

adjective

rare
  • Of or relating to Mithraism; = "Mithraic". Now rare.

Origin

Mid 18th century; earliest use found in William Stukeley (1687–1765), antiquary and natural philosopher. From post-classical Latin Mithriacus from Hellenistic Greek Μιθριακός (modifying μυστήριον mystery) from Μιθρ- + -ιακός, suffix formed from reanalysis of nouns in -ια + suffix -ακός. Compare French mithriaque.

Pronunciation

Mithriac

/ˈmɪθrɪak/