- a book of the New Testament, written by Paul. Abbreviation: Col.
- a native or inhabitant of Colossae.
- one of the Christians of Colossae, to whom Paul addressed one of his Epistles.
- of or relating to Colossae or its inhabitants.
Origin of Colossian
< Latin Coloss(ae) (< Greek Kolossaî) + -ian
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Examples from the Web for colossians
Colossians 3:15 says, "Let the peace of God rule in your hearts."The Calvary Road
And the clergyman's text was in Colossians 1:12, "Meet to be partakers of the inheritance."Christie's Old Organ
Mrs. O. F. Walton
Among these, beside the Galatians, were the Ephesians and the Colossians.The Expositor's Bible: The Epistles of St. Peter
J. Rawson Lumby
To the Colossians from his prison he writes, "Remember my bonds."The Expositor's Bible: The Epistle to the Galatians
G. G. Findlay
The Colossians were the inhabitants of Colossus, in Phrygia.Early Travels in Palestine
Arculf et al.
- (functioning as singular) a book of the New Testament (in full The Epistle of Paul the Apostle to the Colossians)
- a native or inhabitant of Colossae
- New Testament any of the Christians of Colossae to whom St Paul's Epistle was addressed
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