Philonian

adjective
Phi·​lo·​ni·​an | \ fə̇ˈlōnēən, (ˈ)fī¦l- \
variants: or Philonic \ -​länik \

Definition of Philonian

: 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

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History and Etymology for Philonian

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.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Philonian. Accessed 4 Dec. 2021.

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