Alexandrian

Alexandrian
adjective Date: 1840 1. Hellenistic 2. of or relating to Alexander the Great

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  • Alexandrian — Al ex*an dri*an, a. 1. Of or pertaining to Alexandria in Egypt; as, the Alexandrian library. [1913 Webster] 2. Applied to a kind of heroic verse. See {Alexandrine}, n. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Alexandrian — is either: * an adjective referring to a place called Alexandria, as in Alexandrian text type * a person from and/or inhabiting a city called Alexandria * a member of a group of Alexandrians, equally associated with Alexandria, as an Ancient… …   Wikipedia

  • Alexandrian — [al΄ig zan′drēən] adj. 1. of Alexander the Great or his rule 2. of Alexandria, Egypt, or the Hellenistic or late Hellenic culture that flourished there …   English World dictionary

  • Alexandrian — adjective /æl.ɛɡˈzæn.dɹiː.ən,æ.lɛksˈzæn.dɹi.ən/ a) Of or pertaining to Alexandria in Egypt. the Alexandrian library. b) Applied to a kind of heroic verse …   Wiktionary

  • Alexandrian — /al ig zan dree euhn, zahn /, adj. 1. of Alexandria, esp. Alexandria, Egypt. 2. of or pertaining to the schools of philosophy, literature, and science in ancient Alexandria. 3. Alexandrine. n. 4. a native or inhabitant of Alexandria, esp.… …   Universalium

  • Alexandrian — n. native or resident of Alexandria (city in Egypt) adj. pertaining to the philosophy science and literature of ancient Alexandria …   English contemporary dictionary

  • ALEXANDRIAN — Alexandriana, Alexandrianae, Alexandrianarum …   Abbreviations in Latin Inscriptions

  • Alexandrian — adjective relating to Alexandria in Egypt. ↘belonging to or characteristic of the schools of literature and philosophy of ancient Alexandria, especially in being allusive or imitative …   English new terms dictionary

  • alexandrian — al·ex·an·dri·an …   English syllables

  • Alexandrian — Al•ex•an•dri•an [[t]ˌæl ɪgˈzæn dri ən, ˈzɑn [/t]] adj. 1) anh peo of or pertaining to Alexandria, esp. Alexandria, Egypt 2) anh Hellenistic 3) anh big of or pertaining to Alexander the Great or the period of his rule 4) anh peo a native or… …   From formal English to slang

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