1. A province or tract of country; an Egyptian government or division.
2. In the ancient Greek music, any melody determined by inviolable rules.
3. In algebra, a quantity with a sign prefixed or added to it, by which it is connected with another quantity, upon which the whole becomes a binomial, trinomial, and the like.
4. [Gr. To eat.] In wurgery, a phagedenic ulcer, or species of herpes.