from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Of or relating to the theological doctrine, declared heretical in 431, that within Jesus are two distinct persons, divine and human, rather than a single divine person.
- adj. Of or relating to an Eastern church. Not in scholarly use.
- n. An adherent of Nestorian doctrine.
- n. A member of an Eastern church. Not in scholary use.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. relating to teachings or to the followers of Nestorius
- n. A perceived follower of Nestorius in the fourth and fifth centuries. A member of a "Nestorian" church.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- proper n. An adherent of Nestorius, patriarch of Constantinople in the fifth century, who was condemned as a heretic for maintaining that the divine and the human natures were not merged into one nature in Christ (who was God in man), and, hence, that it was improper to call Mary the mother of God though she might be called the mother of Christ; also, one of the sect established by the followers of Nestorius in Persia, India, and other Oriental countries, and still in existence. Opposed to
- adj. Of or relating to the Nestorians.
- adj. Relating to, or resembling, Nestor, the aged warrior and counselor mentioned by Homer; hence, wise; experienced; aged.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Of or pertaining to Nestorius (see Nestorianism), or the Nestorians or their doctrines.
- n. A follower of Nestorius; one who denies the hypostatic union of two natures in one person in Christ, holding that he possesses two distinct personalities, the union between which is merely moral.
- n. One of a modern Christian body in Persia and Turkey, the remnant of the once powerful Nestorian denomination.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a follower of Nestorius
- adj. relating to Nestorius or Nestorianism
After Nestorius, who was accused of propounding this doctrine.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Nestor + -ian (Wiktionary)