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adjective (1)

: relating to or in honor of Apollo


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adjective (2)

: relating to Apollinaris of Laodicea or to the doctrine held by Apollinarians


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plural -s
: an adherent of the Christological doctrine that asserted that in Jesus Christ a perfect divine nature in the form of the divine Logos assumed an imperfect human body with the Logos taking the controlling place ordinarily held by the mind

Word History


Adjective (1)

Latin Apollinaris (from Apollin-, Apollo + Latin -aris -ary) + English -an

Adjective (2)

Late Latin Apollinarianus, from Late Greek Apollinarianos, from Apollinaris of Laodicea †ab a.d. 390 Syrian teacher & theologian + Greek -anos -an

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“Apollinarian.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Apollinarian. Accessed 29 Nov. 2023.

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