Julian

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[ jool-yuh n ]
/ ˈdʒul yən /
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adjective

of, relating to, or characteristic of Julius Caesar.

Origin of Julian

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1585–95; < Latin Jūliānus, equivalent to Jūli(us) Julius + -ānus -an

Definition for julian (2 of 2)

Julian

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[ jool-yuh n ]
/ ˈdʒul yən /

noun

Flavius Claudius Julianusthe Apostate, a.d. 331–363, Roman emperor 361–363.
a male given name, form of Julius.
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British Dictionary definitions for julian (1 of 2)

Julian

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/ (ˈdʒuːljən, -lɪən) /

noun

known as Julian the Apostate; Latin name Flavius Claudius Julianus. 331–363 ad, Roman emperor (361–363), who attempted to revive paganism in the Roman empire while remaining tolerant to Christians and Jews

British Dictionary definitions for julian (2 of 2)

Julian

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/ (ˈdʒuːljən, -lɪən) /

adjective

of or relating to Julius Caesar
denoting or relating to the Julian calendar
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Word Origin and History for julian

Julian


adj.

"old style" calendar, 1590s, in reference to reforms by Julius Caesar in 46 B.C.E. (see Julius). The masc. proper name is from Latin Iulianus, from Iulius.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

Science definitions for julian

Julian

[ jōōlyən ]
Percy Lavon 1899-1975

American physician noted for developing cortisone and also physostigmine, a drug used to treat glaucoma and memory loss.
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