[ mi-seyl-yuh n, -sey-lee-uh n ]
/ mɪˈseɪl yən, -ˈseɪ li ən /
Origin of Messalian
1585–95; < Late Greek Messaliānós < Syriac məṣalləyānē given to prayer
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Examples from the Web for messalian
The Messalian cavalry, commanded by Philippus, were next, and held the extreme left of the whole army.