Alexandrian

[ al-ig-zan-dree-uh n, -zahn- ]
/ ˌæl ɪgˈzæn dri ən, -ˈzɑn- /

adjective

of Alexandria, especially Alexandria, Egypt.
of or relating to the schools of philosophy, literature, and science in ancient Alexandria.

noun

a native or inhabitant of Alexandria, especially Alexandria, Egypt.

Origin of Alexandrian

First recorded in 1575–85; Alexandri(a) + -an

Related forms

non-Al·ex·an·dri·an, adjective
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Alexandrian

/ (ˌælɪɡˈzændrɪən, -ˈzɑːn-) /

adjective

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

noun

a native or inhabitant of Alexandria
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