variants or Philonic
: of or relating to the Alexandrian Jewish philosopher Philo Judaeus or based on his system of philosophy consisting of a combination of Judaism and Platonism and being a precursor of Neoplatonism

Word History


Late Latin philonianus, from philon-, Philo Judaeus fl late 1st century b.c. and early 1st century a.d. Hellenistic Jewish philosopher + Latin -ianus -ian

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“Philonian.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Jul. 2024.

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