Thessalonians

[ thes-uh-loh-nee-uh nz ]
/ ˌθɛs əˈloʊ ni ənz /

noun (used with a singular verb)

either of two books of the New Testament, I Thessalonians or II Thessalonians, written by Paul. Abbreviation: Thes., Thess.

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Definition for thessalonians (2 of 2)

Thessalonian
[ thes-uh-loh-nee-uh n ]
/ ˌθɛs əˈloʊ ni ən /

adjective

of or relating to Thessalonike or its inhabitants.

noun

a native or inhabitant of Thessalonike.

Origin of Thessalonian

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British Dictionary definitions for thessalonians (1 of 2)

Thessalonians
/ (ˌθɛsəˈləʊnɪənz) /

noun

(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)

British Dictionary definitions for thessalonians (2 of 2)

Thessalonian
/ (ˌθɛsəˈləʊnɪən) /

adjective

of or relating to ancient Thessalonica (modern Salonika)

noun

an inhabitant of ancient Thessalonica
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