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noun (1)

plural -s
: one of a sect of Encratite Gnostics of the 2d century


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noun (2)

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: a follower of the Monophysite patriarch Severus who taught that the body of Christ was subject to corruption prior to his resurrection

Word History


Noun (1)

Medieval Latin Severianus, from Severus, 2d century Gnostic + Latin -ianus -ian

Noun (2)

Severus †538 Pisidian ecclesiastic, bishop of Antioch + English -ian

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“Severian.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 7 Dec. 2023.

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