Thessalonians

noun

Thes·​sa·​lo·​nians ˌthe-sə-ˈlō-nyənz How to pronounce Thessalonians (audio)
-nē-ənz
plural in form but singular in construction
: either of two letters written by St. Paul to the Christians of Thessalonica and included as books in the New Testament see Bible Table

Examples of Thessalonians in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The Rapture has no scriptural basis besides an obviously metaphorical verse in Paul’s first epistle to the Thessalonians. Michael Robbins, Harper's Magazine, 9 Nov. 2022

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Word History

Etymology

Thessalonian inhabitant of ancient Thessalonica, irregular from Thessalonica

First Known Use

1636, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Thessalonians was in 1636

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“Thessalonians.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Thessalonians. Accessed 27 May. 2024.

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Thessalonians

noun
Thes·​sa·​lo·​nians ˌthes-ə-ˈlō-nyənz How to pronounce Thessalonians (audio)
-nē-ənz
: either of two letters written by St. Paul to the Christians of Thessalonica and included as books in the New Testament see bible
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