Hyp·​sis·​tar·​i·​an | \ ¦hipsə¦sta(a)rēən \
plural -s

Definition of Hypsistarian

: a member of a sect of the 4th to the 9th century in Asia Minor combining heathen, Jewish, and Christian tenets

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History and Etymology for Hypsistarian

Late Greek Hypsistarioi, plural, from hypsistarioi, plural of hypsistarios worshiping the highest (from Greek hypsistos highest, from hypsi on high) + English -an

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“Hypsistarian.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Hypsistarian. Accessed 8 May. 2021.

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