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adjective (1)

Gre·​go·​ri·​an gri-ˈgȯr-ē-ən How to pronounce Gregorian (audio)
: of or relating to Pope Gregory XIII or the Gregorian calendar


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adjective (2)

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


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: of or relating to the Armenian national church

Word History


Adjective (3)

St. Gregory the Illuminator †332, apostle of Armenia

First Known Use

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

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The first known use of Gregorian was in 1592

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Cite this Entry

“Gregorian.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Mar. 2023.

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