Philippians

noun, plural in form but singular in construction
Phi·​lip·​pi·​ans | \ fə-ˈli-pē-ənz How to pronounce Philippians (audio) \

Definition of Philippians

: a hortatory letter written by St. Paul to the Christians of Philippi and included as a book in the New Testament — see Bible Table

First Known Use of Philippians

14th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Philippians

short for Epistle to the Philippians

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“Philippians.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Philippians. Accessed 16 Jan. 2021.

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