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Sabellian

[suh-bel-ee-uh n] /səˈbɛl i ən/
noun
1.
a member of a group of early Italian peoples including the Samnites and Sabines.
Origin of Sabellian
1595-1605
1595-1605; < Latin Sabell(us) a member of any of the Oscan-speaking Italic ethnic groups + -ian
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Historical Examples
  • Indeed, we are not really sure the researches were Sabellian.

    Somehow Good William de Morgan
  • For this opinion the two popes are angrily dealt with by our author, and charged with being half Sabellian, half humanitarian.

    Studies of Christianity James Martineau
  • These carry for war javelins and grim stabbing weapons, and fight with the round shaft and sharp point of the Sabellian pike.

  • I would urge it on my son, did not the mixture of blood by his Sabellian mother make this half his native land.

  • But the Sabellian theory, which the Unitarians inherited, was in no respect justified, save as a tradition.

    Recollections and Impressions Octavius Brooks Frothingham
  • To men who dreaded the return of Sabellian confusion, Arianism was at least an error in the right direction.

    The Arian Controversy H. M. Gwatkin
  • There were only half a dozen Arians left in the council, and too precise a definition might lead to dangers on the Sabellian side.

    The Arian Controversy H. M. Gwatkin
  • Had it stood alone, the creed would have been Sabellian; but at Nicæa it was checked by from the essence.

    The Arian Controversy H. M. Gwatkin
British Dictionary definitions for Sabellian

Sabellian

/səˈbɛlɪən/
noun
1.
an extinct language or group of languages of ancient Italy, surviving only in a few inscriptions belonging to the Osco-Umbrian group
2.
a member of any of the ancient peoples speaking this language, including the Sabines
adjective
3.
of or relating to this language or its speakers
Word Origin
C17: from Latin Sabellī group of Italian tribes
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