Aerian

noun

Aer·​i·​an
ā-ˈir-ē-ən
plural -s
: one of a 4th century a.d. Arian sect that believed in the equality of bishops and priests and repudiated prayers for the dead and compulsory fasts

Word History

Etymology

Aerius of Pontus, 4th century a.d. presbyter in Asia Minor + English -an

First Known Use

1555, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Aerian was in 1555

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“Aerian.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Aerian. Accessed 15 Jul. 2024.

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