Nes·​to·​ri·​an ne-ˈstȯr-ē-ən How to pronounce Nestorian (audio)
: 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
: 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

Word History

First Known Use

1565, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of Nestorian was in 1565

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“Nestorian.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 May. 2024.

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