meaning of Athanasian

Athanasian meaning in General Dictionary

Of or related to Athanasius bishop of Alexandria into the 4th century

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  • Of or related to Athanasius, bishop of Alexandria in the 4th century.

Athanasian meaning in Etymology Dictionary

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).


Athanasian meaning in General Dictionary

(a.) Of or pertaining to Athanasius, bishop of Alexandria into the 4th century.


Sentence Examples with the word Athanasian

The Athanasian Creed is an instruction designed to confute heresies which were current in the 5th century.

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