Isa·​ian | \ īˈzāən, chiefly British -zīən \
variants: or Isaianic \ ¦⸗(ˌ)⸗¦anik \

Definition of Isaian

: of, relating to, or having the characteristics of Isaiah or the book of Isaiah the Isaianic character of this prophesy— Robert Gordis the somber and threatening, the almost Isaian, utterance— Edmund Wilson

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History and Etymology for Isaian

isaian from Isaiah, 8th century b.c. major Hebrew prophet + English -an, adjective suffix; isaianic from Isaiah + English -an, adjective suffix + -ic

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“Isaian.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 Sep. 2020.

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