Mon·​ta·​nist ˈmän-tə-nist How to pronounce Montanist (audio)
: an adherent of a Christian sect arising in the late second century and stressing apocalyptic expectations, the continuing prophetic gifts of the Spirit, and strict ascetic discipline
Montanism noun

Word History


Montanus, 2nd century a.d. Phrygian schismatic

First Known Use

1564, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Montanist was in 1564

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“Montanist.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Jul. 2024.

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