Meletian

1 of 4

adjective (1)

Me·​le·​tian
mə̇ˈlēshən
: of or relating to Meletius the bishop of Lycopolis

Meletian

2 of 4

noun (1)

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plural -s
: a member or supporter of a schismatic party upholding Meletius the bishop of Lycopolis in exercising episcopal functions in the see of Alexandria early in the 4th century a.d.

Meletian

3 of 4

adjective (2)

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: of or relating to Meletius the bishop of Antioch in Syria

Meletian

4 of 4

noun (2)

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plural -s
: a member or supporter of a schism occasioned by dissensions over the opinions of Meletius the bishop of Antioch

Word History

Etymology

Adjective (1)

Meletius, 4th century a.d. bishop of Lycopolis + English -an

Adjective (2)

Meletius †381 a.d. Greek ecclesiastic, bishop of Antioch + English -an

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“Meletian.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Meletian. Accessed 1 Dec. 2022.

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