- an adherent of Arianism.
Origin of Arian2
- a suffix forming personal nouns corresponding to Latin adjectives ending in -ārius or English adjectives or nouns ending in -ary (librarian; proletarian; Rotarian; seminarian; sexagenarian; veterinarian); subsequently productive in English with other Latinate stems, forming nouns denoting a person who supports, advocates, or practices a doctrine, theory, or set of principles associated with the base word: authoritarian; establishmentarian; totalitarian; vegetarian.
Origin of -arian
Examples from the Web for arian
Cast: Jake McLaughlin, Delroy Lindo, Kyle MacLachlan, Johnny Sequoyah, Arian Moayed, Jamie Chung.Fall-Winter TV Preview: Snap Judgments of 2013–14’s New Shows
Jace Lacob, Kevin Fallon
July 16, 2013
These were all, at the time of their settlement, either pagan or Arian.
During all that time the Arian heresy had no root in the West.
Their tongues were cut out by the Arian tyrant, and yet they spoke as before.Apologia Pro Vita Sua
John Henry Cardinal Newman
He might have been raised to the dignity of Patrician, if he would have renounced his Arian creed.Theodoric the Goth
This is the celebrated tract, written by the two Arian heretics.A Budget of Paradoxes, Volume I (of II)
Augustus De Morgan
- of, relating to, or characterizing Arius or Arianism
- an adherent of Arianism
- a variant spelling of Aryan
- indicating a person or thing that advocates, believes, or is associated with somethingvegetarian; millenarian; librarian
Word Origin and History for arian
1530s, pertaining to the doctrines of Arius, priest in Alexandria early 4c., who posed the question of Christ's nature in terms which appeared to debase the Savior's relation to God (denial of consubstantiation). Besides taking an abstract view of Christ's nature, he reaffirmed man's capacity for perfection. The dissention was widespread and split the Church for about a century during a crucial time.