Antonian

noun
An·​to·​ni·​an | \ an-ˈtō-nē-ən How to pronounce Antonian (audio) \

Definition of Antonian

: a member of one of several monastic communities (such as the Armenian Antonians) that follow a rule devised by St. Anthony

First Known Use of Antonian

1546, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Antonian

Latin Antonius Anthony

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“Antonian.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Antonian. Accessed 14 Aug. 2020.

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