Thessalonians

Thessalonians

[thes-uh-loh-nee-uhnz]
noun (used with a singular verb)
either of two books of the new testament, I Thessalonians or II Thessalonians, written by Paul. Abbreviation: Thes., Thess.
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Thessalonian

[thes-uh-loh-nee-uhn]
adjective
1.
of or pertaining to Thessalonike or its inhabitants.
noun
2.
a native or inhabitant of Thessalonike.

Origin:
Thessaloni(ke) + -an

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Thessalonian (ˌθɛsəˈləʊnɪən)
 
adj
1.  of or relating to ancient Thessalonica (modern Salonika)
 
n
2.  an inhabitant of ancient Thessalonica

Thessalonians (ˌθɛsəˈləʊnɪənz)
 
n
(functioning as singular) either of two books of the New Testament (in full The First and Second Epistles of Paul the Apostle to the Thessalonians)

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