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Webster 1913 Edition


Arian

Ar′ian

,
Adj.
&
Noun.
(Ethnol.)
See
Aryan
.

A′ri-an

,
Adj.
[L.
Arianus
.]
Pertaining to Arius, a presbyter of the church of Alexandria, in the fourth century, or to the doctrines of Arius, who held Christ to be inferior to God the Father in nature and dignity, though the first and noblest of all created beings.
Noun.
One who adheres to or believes the doctrines of Arius.
Mosheim.

Webster 1828 Edition


Arian

A'RIAN

,
Adj.
Pertaining to Arius, a presbyter of the church of Alexandria, in the fourth century; or to his doctrines.

A'RIAN

,
Noun.
One who adheres to the doctrines of Arius, who held Christ to be a created being, inferior to God the father in nature and dignity, though the first and noblest of all created beings; and also that the Holy Spirit is not God, but created by the power of the Son.

Definition 2022


Arian

Arian

See also: -arian and arian

English

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈɛəɹi.ən/
  • Rhymes: -ɛəriən
  • Homophone: Aryan

Noun

Arian (plural Arians)

  1. (Christianity) A disciple of the Egyptian monk Arius, presbyter of Alexandria, who denied the Trinity but did not deny the preexistence of Christ.
    1. One who follows the Christology of Arianism.
    2. (derogatory, mainly 17-19th Century usage) A heretic or any heresy.
Translations

Adjective

Arian (not comparable)

  1. (Christianity) Of or pertaining to Arius or Arianism.
Translations

Etymology 2

Noun

Arian (plural Arians)

  1. A person whose star sign is Aries
Translations

Etymology 3

Noun

Arian (plural Arians)

  1. Alternative form of Aryan

Anagrams

arian

arian

See also: Arian and -arian

Old English

Verb

ārian

  1. to show mercy to, spare
    Nænegum arað leode Deniga ac he lust wigeð, swefeð ond sændeþ. He spares none of the Danish people, but carries on his delight, slaying and dispatching. (Beowulf ll. 598-600)

Conjugation


Swedish

Noun

arian

  1. definite singular of aria

Welsh

Etymology

From Middle Welsh ariant, from Old Welsh argant, from Proto-Brythonic *arɣant, from Proto-Celtic *argantom (silver), from Proto-Indo-European *h₂erǵ- (white; shine). Compare Irish airgead and Latin argentum.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈarjan/

Noun

arian m

  1. money
  2. silver, argent

Mutation

Welsh mutation
radical soft nasal h-prothesis
arian unchanged unchanged harian
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.