Athanasian

Athanasian

[ath-uh-ney-zhuhn]
adjective
1.
of or pertaining to Athanasius or to the doctrines ascribed to him.
noun
2.
Theology. a follower of Athanasius or a believer in the Athanasian Creed.

Origin:
1580–90; Athanasi(us) + -an

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Athanasius (ˌæθəˈneɪʃəs)
 
n
Saint. ?296--373 ad, patriarch of Alexandria who championed Christian orthodoxy against Arianism. Feast day: May 2
 
Atha'nasian
 
adj

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Athanasian
1580s, from Athanasius, archbishop of Alexandria in the reign of Constantine. The name is L., from Gk. Athanasios, from athanatos "immortal," from a- "not," privative prefix, + thanatos "death."
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