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Not to be confused with Thiais.
Thais can be the plural of Thai. Or, in the singular it is usually a woman's name, often spelled Thaïs, a word of two syllables.
In the plural it usually refers to:
- The Thai people, the main ethnic group of Thailand
- The Thai peoples or Tai peoples, the ethnic groups of southern China and Southeast Asia
In the singular it may refer to the following:
- Thaïs, a celebrated hetaira during the era of Alexander (356-323)
- Thaïs (saint), repentant courtesan, who is recorded in the Vitae Patrum (Lives of the Desert Fathers) and Apophthegmata Patrum (Sayings of the Desert Fathers)
Modern given name
- Thaís (born 1987), Brazilian footballer (full name Thaís Helene da Silva)
- The above two novels and two plays
- Thaïs (Italian film), a 1917 film directed by Anton Giulio Bragaglia
- Thais (American film), a 1917 film produced by Sam Goldwyn
- several other silent films named Thaïs of the early 20th century
- "Thaïs", two songs by This Mortal Coil from the 1986 album Filigree & Shadow
- Thaïs (opera), the aforementioned opera by Massenet.
- Thaïs, an Art Deco sculpture by Demetre Chiparus
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