[ al-ig-zan-dree-uhn, -zahn- ]
/ ˌæl ɪgˈzæn dri ən, -ˈzɑn- /
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of Alexandria, especially Alexandria, Egypt.
of or relating to the schools of philosophy, literature, and science in ancient Alexandria.
a native or inhabitant of Alexandria, especially Alexandria, Egypt.
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Origin of Alexandrian
First recorded in 1575–85; Alexandri(a) + -an
OTHER WORDS FROM Alexandriannon-Al·ex·an·dri·an, adjective
Words nearby Alexandrian
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How to use Alexandrian in a sentence
Afterward, she discouraged Alexandrian women from having children, but this advice angered their husbands.
Goddio told me that last week the visibility in the Alexandrian harbor was about 27 inches.Cleopatra's Comeback|Stacy Schiff|June 3, 2010|DAILY BEAST
The Alexandrian school of medicine had done some fine work in its time.Old-Time Makers of Medicine|James J. Walsh
Alexandrian, al-egz-an′dri-an, adj. relating to Alexandria in Egypt, or its school of philosophy: relating to Alexander.
Even in the best of cases, philologists seek for no more than mere "rationalism" and Alexandrian culture—not Hellenism.We Philologists, Volume 8 (of 18)|Friedrich Nietzsche
The fall of the Alexandrian Museum, sad as was the event, could not destroy the new philosophical method.A History of the Growth of the Steam-Engine|Robert H. Thurston
The huge windlass stood ready to raise a masterpiece of Alexandrian art.Cleopatra, Complete|Georg Ebers
British Dictionary definitions for Alexandrian
/ (ˌælɪɡˈzændrɪən, -ˈzɑːn-) /
of or relating to Alexander the Great
of or relating to Alexandria in Egypt
relating to the Hellenistic philosophical, literary, and scientific ideas that flourished in Alexandria in the last three centuries bc
(of writers, literary works, etc) erudite and imitative rather than original or creative
a native or inhabitant of Alexandria
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