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Colossians

[kuh-losh-uh nz] /kəˈlɒʃ ənz/
noun, (used with a singular verb)
1.
a book of the New Testament, written by Paul.
Abbreviation: Col.

Colossian

[kuh-losh-uh n] /kəˈlɒʃ ən/
noun
1.
a native or inhabitant of Colossae.
2.
one of the Christians of Colossae, to whom Paul addressed one of his Epistles.
adjective
3.
of or relating to Colossae or its inhabitants.
Origin of Colossian
< Latin Coloss(ae) (< Greek Kolossaî) + -ian
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Colossians

/kəˈlɒʃənz/
noun
1.
(functioning as sing) a book of the New Testament (in full The Epistle of Paul the Apostle to the Colossians)

Colossian

/kəˈlɒʃən/
noun
1.
a native or inhabitant of Colossae
2.
(New Testament) any of the Christians of Colossae to whom St Paul's Epistle was addressed
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