The Alternative English Dictionary: Arian

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Entry definition

etymology 1 From ll Arianus. pronunciation
  • /ˈɛəɹiən/
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  1. (Christianity) A disciple of the Egyptian monk Arius, presbyter of Alexandria, who denied the Trinity but did not deny the preexistence of Christ.
    1. One who follows the Christology of Arianism.
    2. (derogatory, mainly 17-19th Century usage) A heretic or any heresy.
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  1. (Christianity) Of or pertaining to Arius or Arianism.
etymology 2
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  1. A person whose star sign is Aries
etymology 3
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  1. alternative form of Aryan
  • airan, naira

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