noun, plural in form but singular in construction
Thes·​sa·​lo·​nians | \ ˌthe-sə-ˈlō-nyənz How to pronounce Thessalonians (audio) , -nē-ənz \

Definition of Thessalonians

: either of two letters written by St. Paul to the Christians of Thessalonica and included as books in the New Testament — see Bible Table

First Known Use of Thessalonians

1636, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Thessalonians

Thessalonian inhabitant of ancient Thessalonica, irregular from Thessalonica

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“Thessalonians.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 13 Apr. 2021.

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