Alexandrian

adjective
Al·​ex·​an·​dri·​an | \ ˌa-lig-ˈzan-drē-ən How to pronounce Alexandrian (audio) , ˌe- \

Definition of Alexandrian

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1 : of, relating to, or characteristic of Alexandria and especially Alexandria, Egypt
3 : of or relating to Alexander the Great

Alexandrian

noun
plural Alexandrians

Definition of Alexandrian (Entry 2 of 2)

: a native or inhabitant of Alexandria

First Known Use of Alexandrian

Adjective

1574, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Noun

1539, in the meaning defined above

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“Alexandrian.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Alexandrian. Accessed 23 Feb. 2020.

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