Thessalonians

[thes-uh-loh-nee-uh nz]
noun (used with a singular verb)
  1. either of two books of the New Testament, I Thessalonians or II Thessalonians, written by Paul. Abbreviation: Thes., Thess.

Thessalonian

[thes-uh-loh-nee-uh n]
adjective
  1. of or relating to Thessalonike or its inhabitants.
noun
  1. a native or inhabitant of Thessalonike.

Origin of Thessalonian

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British Dictionary definitions for thessalonians

Thessalonians

noun
  1. (functioning as singular) either of two books of the New Testament (in full The First and Second Epistles of Paul the Apostle to the Thessalonians)

Thessalonian

adjective
  1. of or relating to ancient Thessalonica (modern Salonika)
noun
  1. an inhabitant of ancient Thessalonica
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