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 Thebes (1 syl.),Theist, Deist, Atheist, Agnostic. 
E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
Thec’la (St.),
styled in Greek martyrologies the proto-martyress, as St. Stephen is the proto-martyr. All that is known of her is from a book called the Periods, or Acts of Paul and Thecla, pronounced apocryphal by Pope Gela’sius, and unhappily lost. According to the legend, Thecla was born of a noble family in Ico’nium, and was converted by the preaching of St. Paul.   1

 Thebes (1 syl.),Theist, Deist, Atheist, Agnostic. 


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