[uh-rahy-uh s, air-ee-]
- died a.d. 336, Christian priest at Alexandria: founder of Arianism.
- Ancient name of Hari Rud.
- a river in NW Afghanistan, NE Iran, and S Turkmenistan, flowing W and then N to the Kara Kum desert. 700 miles (1126 km) long.
Ancient Tedzhen River, Arius.
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According to legend, Nicholas, Bishop of Myra—Santa Claus to you and me—punched out Arius rather than listen to his arguments.
The eventual outcome of the council was that Arius lost by a vote of 318-3.
Enraged by what Arius was saying, Nicholas grabbed Arius by the beard and punched him in the face.How Santa Hurts Christmas
December 23, 2013
Whereupon the followers of Arius decided to have recourse to violence.
The tragic end of Arius was considered the answer to that prayer.
Gorgias and the sons of her uncle Arius had disturbed her a short time.Cleopatra, Complete
But the pride of Arius was supported by the applause of a numerous party.
Mosheim thinks it most probable that Arius was poisoned by his enemies.
- ?250–336 ad, Greek Christian theologian, originator of the doctrine of Arianism
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