adjective (1)
Apol·​li·​nar·​i·​an | \ ə¦pälə¦na(a)rēən \

Definition of Apollinarian

 (Entry 1 of 3)

: relating to or in honor of Apollo


adjective (2)
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Definition of Apollinarian (Entry 2 of 3)

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


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plural -s

Definition of Apollinarian (Entry 3 of 3)

: 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

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History and Etymology for Apollinarian

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 31 May. 2020.

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