- a member of the council of the Areopagus.
Origin of Areopagite
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Examples from the Web for areopagite
This is the ‘ascent to the Nought’ preached by the Areopagite.Ruysbroeck
Dionysius, the Areopagite, wrote that ‘He has set the borders of the nations according to His angels.’Ideas of Good and Evil
William Butler Yeats
Few biblical characters have been so surrounded with a haze of fable as Dionysius the Areopagite.
Dionysius the Areopagite indeed is not more exact in his calendar of the celestial hierarchy.Magic and Witchcraft
He also translated the works of Dionysius the Areopagite, commented on the Armenian breviary and wrote hymns.
- a member of the Areopagus, a judicial council of ancient Athens that met on the hill of that name
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Word Origin and History for areopagite
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