Antonian

noun

An·​to·​ni·​an an-ˈtō-nē-ən How to pronounce Antonian (audio)
: a member of one of several monastic communities (such as the Armenian Antonians) that follow a rule devised by St. Anthony

Word History

Etymology

Latin Antonius Anthony

First Known Use

1546, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Antonian was in 1546

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

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