Nestorian

adjective

Nes·​to·​ri·​an ne-ˈstȯr-ē-ən How to pronounce Nestorian (audio)
1
: of or relating to the doctrine ascribed to Nestorius and ecclesiastically condemned in 431 that divine and human persons remained separate in the incarnate Christ
2
: of or relating to a church separating from Byzantine Christianity after 431, centering in Persia, and surviving chiefly in Asia Minor
Nestorian noun
Nestorianism noun

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Word History

First Known Use

1565, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Nestorian.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Nestorian. Accessed 4 Oct. 2022.

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