[ ih-raz-mee-uhn ]

  1. of, relating to, or like Erasmus.

  1. a follower of Erasmus.

Origin of Erasmian

First recorded in 1750–60; Erasm(us) + -ian

Other words from Erasmian

  • E·ras·mi·an·ism, noun

Words Nearby Erasmian Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use Erasmian in a sentence

  • 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
  • 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.

  • 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