from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Of or relating to Arianism: the Arian heresy.
  • adj. Of or relating to Arius.
  • n. A believer in Arianism.
  • n. One who is born under the sign of Aries.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A disciple of the Egyptian monk Arius, presbyter of Alexandria, who denied the Trinity but did not deny the preexistence of Christ.
  • n. A person whose star sign is Aries
  • n. see Aryan: A member of the ancient tribe of the Arios valley in Afghanistan, or their descendants.
  • adj. Of or pertaining to Arius or Arianism.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • See Aryan.
  • adj. 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.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Pertaining to or of the nature of the doctrines of Arius. See II.
  • Adhering to Arius or his doctrines.
  • n. In theology, one who adheres to the doctrines of Arius and his school.
  • n. See Aryan.
  • n. A compound suffix of Latin origin, forming adjectives, and thence nouns, from or instead of adjectives or nouns in -ary.


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