- of or relating to a thousand, especially the thousand years of the prophesied millennium.
- of or relating to the millennium, especially of Christian prophecy, or millennialism: millenarian zeal.
- a believer in the coming of the millennium.
Origin of millenarian
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Examples from the Web for millenarian
When Islm entered upon the tenth century of its existence, there was throughout Persia and India a millenarian movement.The Faith of Islam
She had become deeply impressed with the millenarian fervour which laid hold of so many some twenty-five or thirty years ago.The Fair Haven
- of or relating to a thousand or to a thousand years
- of or relating to the millennium or millenarianism
- an adherent of millenarianism
Word Origin and History for millenarian
1550s, "one who believes in the coming of the (Christian) millennium," from Latin millenarius (see millennium) + -ian. As an adjective, "pertaining to the millennium," from 1630s. Related: Millennarianism.
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