[ awr-i-jen, -juhn, or- ]

  1. Origenes Admantius, a.d. 185?–254?, Alexandrian writer, Christian theologian, and teacher.

Other words from Origen

  • Or·i·gen·i·an, adjective, noun
  • Or·i·gen·ism, noun
  • Or·i·gen·ist, noun
  • Or·i·gen·is·tic, adjective

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How to use Origen in a sentence

  • The most remarkable and interesting relic of antiquity which I saw at Soor, was the remains of the church of Origen.

    Letters from Palestine | J. D. Paxton

British Dictionary definitions for Origen


/ (ˈɒrɪˌdʒɛn) /

  1. ?185–?254 ad, Christian theologian, born in Alexandria. His writings include Hexapla, a synopsis of the Old Testament, Contra Celsum, a defence of Christianity, and De principiis, a statement of Christian theology

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