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Sabbatian

noun Sab·ba·tian \ səˈbāsh(ē)ən \

Definition of Sabbatian

plural -s
:one of the followers of the Novatian presbyter Sabbatius who held that Easter and the feast of the Passover should be kept at the same time by Christians and Jews

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Origin and Etymology of sabbatian

Sabbatius, 4th century a.d. Novatian presbyter + English -an


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Sabbatian

noun Sab·ba·ti·an \ ˌsabəˈtīən \
variants: or Shabbathaian or Shabbethaian \ˌshabəˈtīən\

Definition of Sabbatian

plural -s
:a follower of the cabalist Sabbatai Zebi who proclaimed himself the Messiah and was accepted as such by many Jews — compare dönmeh

Origin and Etymology of sabbatian

sabbatian from Sabbatius (latinized form of the name of Sabbatai Zebi †1676 Hebrew mystic) + English -an; shabbathaian, shabbethaian from Shabbethai (Sabbatai Zebi) + English -an


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