adjective Isa·ian \īˈzāən, chiefly British -zīən\
variants: or


Definition of Isaian

  1. :  of, relating to, or having the characteristics of Isaiah or the book of Isaiah the Isaianic character of this prophesy — Robert Gordis the somber and threatening, the almost Isaian, utterance — Edmund Wilson

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Origin and Etymology of isaian

isaian from Isaiah, 8th century b.c. major Hebrew prophet + English -an, adjective suffix; isaianic from Isaiah + English -an, adjective suffix + -ic

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capable of being understood in two ways

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