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[ih-raz-mee-uh n] /ɪˈræz mi ən/
of, relating to, or like Erasmus.
a follower of Erasmus.
Origin of Erasmian
First recorded in 1750-60; Erasm(us) + -ian
Related forms
Erasmianism, noun Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • He had much of the Erasmian spirit but nothing in common with the Reformation.

  • It was a most ticklish commission, and Erasmus' solution of it was more than Erasmian.

  • It was the one point in which the Erasmian creed was at fault.

    The Oxford Reformers Frederic Seebohm
  • In the first two of these the text is said to have been formed from the Complutensian and Erasmian.

    Companion to the Bible E. P. Barrows
  • There are a number of proofs that the Erasmian pronunciation is radically wrong, and that the modern Greek is the correct one.

    Troy and its Remains Henry (Heinrich) Schliemann
  • Of all the triumphs of the Erasmian "If," none is more complete or more significant than this.

  • I know of nothing in me, he wrote, why anyone should wish to be Erasmian, and I altogether hate that term of division.

    The Oxford Reformers Frederic Seebohm
  • The reason for the inclusion of the Erasmian essay is never clearly stated in the other sections of the Treatise.

  • Two little notes to Servatius at this time are quite in the usual tone of Erasmian discontent.

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