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Herodian

noun He·ro·di·an \hə̇ˈrōdēən, heˈ-\

Definition of Herodian

plural

-s

  1. :  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

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Origin and Etymology of herodian

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


First Known Use: before 12th century


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Herodian

adjective He·ro·di·an \"\

Definition of Herodian

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

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1581

First Known Use of herodian

1581


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