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[fi-lip-ahy, fil-uh-pahy]
  1. a ruined city in NE Greece, in Macedonia: Octavian and Mark Antony defeated Brutus and Cassius here, 42 b.c.; the site of one of the first Christian churches in Europe, founded by St. Paul.
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Related formsPhi·lip·pi·an [fi-lip-ee-uh n] /fɪˈlɪp i ən/, adjective, noun
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Historical Examples of philippian

  • The Philippian community had an organisation primitive but sufficient.

    Expositions of Holy Scripture

    Alexander Maclaren

  • No doubt some of the Philippian Christians possessed these privileges.

  • Paul would have these Philippian Christians act 'worthy of the gospel.'

  • Paul desired also to inform his Philippian brethren about the situation at Rome.

    A Brief Bible History

    James Oscar Boyd

  • I imagine tonight we are standing in the Philippian Dungeon.

British Dictionary definitions for philippian


  1. of or relating to the ancient Macedonian city of Philippi
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  1. a native or inhabitant of Philippi
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  1. an ancient city in NE Macedonia: scene of the victory of Antony and Octavian over Brutus and Cassius (42 bc)
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