- Nestorian (n.) in Church history (mid-15c.), a follower of Nestorius (Latinized form of NESTOR (Cf. Nestor)), 5c. patriarch of Constantinople, whose doctrine attributed distinct divine and human persons to Christ and was condemned as heresy. As an adjective from 1560s. Related: Nestorianism.
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Nestorian — or Nestorians can refer to: Nestorianism, a Christological doctrine developed by Nestorius, Patriarch of Constantinople, condemned as heresy by the Council of Ephesus in 431 The Nestorian controversy, part of the Christological controversies of… … Wikipedia
nestorian — NESTORIÁN, Ă, nestoriéni, e, adj., s.m. 1. adj. Care aparţine nestorienilor (2). 2. s.m. Membru al unei secte religioase care susţinea că trebuie să se distingă în Isus Christos două persoane, aşa cum se disting două naturi (umană şi divină);… … Dicționar Român
Nestorian — Nes*to ri*an, a. 1. Of or relating to the Nestorians. [1913 Webster] 2. Relating to, or resembling, Nestor, the aged warrior and counselor mentioned by Homer; hence, wise; experienced; aged; as, Nestorian caution. [1913 Webster] … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
Nestorian — Nes*to ri*an, prop. n. (Eccl. Hist.) An adherent of Nestorius, patriarch of Constantinople in the fifth century, who was condemned as a heretic for maintaining that the divine and the human natures were not merged into one nature in Christ (who… … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
Nestorian — Nestorianism, n. /ne stawr ee euhn, stohr /, n. one of a sect of followers of Nestorius who denied the hypostatic union and were represented as maintaining the existence of two distinct persons in Christ. [1400 50; late ME < LL Nestorianus. See… … Universalium
Nestorian — 1. adjective relating to teachings or to the followers of A Nestorian stele, dated 781AD, was discovered in 1625 near Changan 2. noun A perceived follower of in the fourth and fifth centuries. A member of a Nestorian church. After his return he… … Wiktionary
Nestorian — adjective Date: 1565 1. of or relating to the doctrine ascribed to Nestorius and ecclesiastically condemned in 431 that divine and human persons remained separate in the incarnate Christ 2. of or relating to a church separating from Byzantine… … New Collegiate Dictionary
nestorian — nes·to·ri·an … English syllables
Nestorian — Nes•to•ri•an [[t]nɛˈstɔr i ən, ˈstoʊr [/t]] n. 1) rel any of the followers of Nestorius, who denied the hypostasis of Christ and maintained the existence of two distinct persons in Him 2) rel of or pertaining to the Nestorians • Etymology:… … From formal English to slang
Nestorian — /nɛsˈtɔriən/ (say nes tawreeuhn) noun a member of an early Christian group who denied the hypostatic union and were represented as maintaining the existence of two distinct persons in Christ, doctrines attributed to Nestorius, died AD c. 451,… … Australian English dictionary