Basilidian

adjective
Bas·​i·​lid·​i·​an | \ ¦basə¦lidēən, -azə- \

Definition of Basilidian

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: of, relating to, or taught by Basilides, a Gnostic of Alexandria

Basilidian

noun
\ " \
plural -s

Definition of Basilidian (Entry 2 of 2)

: a follower of Basilides

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History and Etymology for Basilidian

Adjective

Basilides †ab a.d. 140 gnostic of Alexandria + English -ian

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“Basilidian.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Basilidian. Accessed 24 Sep. 2020.

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