[ thes-uh-loh-nee-uhn ]

  1. of or relating to Thessaloniki or its inhabitants.

  1. a native or inhabitant of Thessaloniki.

Origin of Thessalonian


Words Nearby Thessalonian Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use Thessalonian in a sentence

  • Such, however, was the faith of the Thessalonian Church; such is the tone and spirit of the Epistle.

    Studies of Christianity | James Martineau
  • Through the increasing stillness, from the gilded gallery a Thessalonian reed began skirling like a thrush in the underbrush.

    The Moonlit Way | Robert W. Chambers
  • The thought of his Thessalonian converts came to him like a waft of pure, cool air to a heated brow.

    Expositions of Holy Scripture | Alexander Maclaren
  • In the first chapter he commends, with devout thanksgiving to God, the faith and love and patience of the Thessalonian Christians.

    Companion to the Bible | E. P. Barrows
  • The decisive moment of the crisis therefore necessarily falls between the Thessalonian and Galatian Epistles.

British Dictionary definitions for Thessalonian


/ (ˌθɛsəˈləʊnɪən) /

  1. of or relating to ancient Thessalonica (modern Salonika)

  1. an inhabitant of ancient Thessalonica

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