Collyridian

noun Col·ly·rid·i·an \ ˌkäləˈridēən \

Definition of Collyridian

plural -s
: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

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Origin and Etymology of collyridian

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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