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plural -s
: a follower of Simon Magus : a member of any of various early gnostic sects reputed to follow his teachings


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: of, relating to, or characteristic of Simon Magus or the Simonians

Word History



Late Greek simōnianoi followers of Simon Magus, from plural of simōnianos of Simon, from Simōn, personal name of Simon Magus, 1st century Samaritan sorcerer

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“Simonian.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Feb. 2024.

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