Definition of Mithriac in English:

Mithriac

Pronunciation /ˈmɪθrɪak/

adjective

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

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- (in Μίθρας) + -ιακός, suffix formed from reanalysis of nouns in -ια + suffix -ακός. Compare French mithriaque.