Of or related to Athanasius bishop of Alexandria into the 4th century
- Of or related to Athanasius, bishop of Alexandria in the 4th century.
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" (see thanatology).
(a.) Of or pertaining to Athanasius, bishop of Alexandria into the 4th century.
The Athanasian Creed is an instruction designed to confute heresies which were current in the 5th century.