Ath·​a·​na·​sian ˌa-thə-ˈnā-zhən How to pronounce Athanasian (audio)
: of or relating to Athanasius or his advocacy of the homoousian doctrine against Arianism

Word History

First Known Use

1586, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Athanasian was in 1586

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“Athanasian.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Mar. 2023.

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