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Athanasian

[ath-uh-ney-zhuh n] /ˌæθ əˈneɪ ʒən/
adjective
1.
of or relating to Athanasius or to the doctrines ascribed to him.
noun
2.
Theology. a follower of Athanasius or a believer in the Athanasian Creed.
Origin
1580-1590
1580-90; Athanasi(us) + -an
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Athanasian

adj.

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

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