Herodian

noun
He·​ro·​di·​an | \ hə̇ˈrōdēən, heˈ- \
plural -s

Definition of Herodian

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: a member of a political party of biblical times consisting of Jews who were apparently partisans of the Herodian house and together with the Pharisees opposed Jesus

Herodian

adjective
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Definition of Herodian (Entry 2 of 2)

: of or relating especially to Herod the Great, king of Judea (37–4 b.c.)

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First Known Use of Herodian

Noun

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined above

Adjective

1581, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Herodian

Noun

Middle English, from Late Latin Herodianus, from Herodes (Herod) †4 b.c. king of Judea + Latin -ianus -ian

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“Herodian.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Herodian. Accessed 15 December 2019.

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