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: one of a heretical sect in the 4th and 5th centuries chiefly in Arabia that employed women as priestesses to offer sacrifices in the form of rolls of bread to the Virgin Mary

Word History


Medieval Latin Collyridianus, from Late Latin collyrida thin cake of bread, from Greek kollyrid-, kollyris, diminutive of kollyra roll of bread

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“Collyridian.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Jun. 2024.

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