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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Of or relating to Athanasius.
  • noun A follower of Athanasius, especially in opposition to Arianism.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Pertaining to Athanasius (about 296 to 373), bishop of Alexandria.
  • noun A follower of Athanasius or a believer in his creed.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Of or pertaining to Athanasius, bishop of Alexandria in the 4th century.
  • adjective a formulary, confession, or exposition of faith, formerly supposed to have been drawn up by Athanasius; but this opinion is now rejected, and the composition is ascribed by some to Hilary, bishop of Arles (5th century). It is a summary of what was called the orthodox faith.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective Of or relating to Athanasius of Alexandria.

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Athanasius +‎ -an

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