Gregorian

adjective (1)
Gre·​go·​ri·​an | \ gri-ˈgȯr-ē-ən How to pronounce Gregorian (audio) \

Definition of Gregorian

 (Entry 1 of 3)

: of or relating to Pope Gregory XIII or the Gregorian calendar

Gregorian

adjective (2)

Definition of Gregorian (Entry 2 of 3)

1 : of or relating to Pope Gregory I
2 : of, relating to, or having the characteristics of Gregorian chant

Gregorian

adjective (3)

Definition of Gregorian (Entry 3 of 3)

: of or relating to the Armenian national church

First Known Use of Gregorian

Adjective (1)

1592, in the meaning defined above

Adjective (2)

1653, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Adjective (3)

1902, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Gregorian

Adjective (3)

St. Gregory the Illuminator †332, apostle of Armenia

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“Gregorian.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Gregorian. Accessed 29 Oct. 2020.

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