Simonian

noun
Si·​mo·​ni·​an | \ sīˈmōnēən \
plural -s

Definition of Simonian

 (Entry 1 of 2)

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

Simonian

adjective
\ " \

Definition of Simonian (Entry 2 of 2)

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

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History and Etymology for Simonian

Noun

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.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Simonian. Accessed 29 May. 2020.

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