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[kuh-losh-uh n]
  1. a native or inhabitant of Colossae.
  2. one of the Christians of Colossae, to whom Paul addressed one of his Epistles.
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  1. of or relating to Colossae or its inhabitants.
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Origin of Colossian

< Latin Coloss(ae) (< Greek Kolossaî) + -ian
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Examples from the Web for colossian

Historical Examples of colossian

  • We are reminded that we are in the neighbourhood of the Colossian heresy.

    The Expositor's Bible: Ephesians

    G. G. Findlay

  • But these Colossian Christians are “faithful” as well as saints.

  • There are three modern applications of the Colossian heresy.

    The Bible Book by Book

    Josiah Blake Tidwell

  • It is barely possible that the word had already been employed in the incipient Gnosticism of the Colossian errorists.

  • Evidently Archippus held some sort of office in the Colossian church.

British Dictionary definitions for colossian


  1. a native or inhabitant of Colossae
  2. New Testament any of the Christians of Colossae to whom St Paul's Epistle was addressed
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