Sabellian
noun Etymology: Latin Sabellus Sabine Date: 1601 1. a member of one of a group of early Italian peoples including Sabines and Samnites 2. one or all of several little known languages or dialects of ancient Italy presumably closely related to Oscan and Umbrian • Sabellian adjective

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  • Sabellian — Sa*bel li*an, a. Pertaining to the doctrines or tenets of Sabellius. See {Sabellian}, n. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Sabellian — Sa*bel li*an, n. (Eccl. Hist.) A follower of Sabellius, a presbyter of Ptolemais in the third century, who maintained that there is but one person in the Godhead, and that the Son and Holy Spirit are only different powers, operations, or offices… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Sabellian — [sə bel′ē ən, səbel′yən] n. [< L Sabelli, ancient name of the Sabines + AN] 1. a member of a group of ancient, pre Roman peoples of Italy including the Sabines and Samnites 2. an extinct group of languages of the Italic branch of Indo European …   English World dictionary

  • Sabellian — Sebellian can refer to *Sabellian (christology), a believer in Sabellianism which is the nontrinitarian belief that the Father, Son and Holy Spirit are different modes or aspects of one God, rather than three distinct persons in God Himself… …   Wikipedia

  • Sabellian — 1. noun a) a language once spoken in Umbria, Italy b) a member of a group of early Italian peoples comprising the Sabines, Samnites, and others. 2 …   Wiktionary

  • Sabellian — Sa•bel•li•an [[t]səˈbɛl i ən[/t]] n. anh peo a member of any of a number of Oscan speaking peoples of ancient Italy, including the Sabines and Samnites • Etymology: 1595–1605; < L Sabell(us) a Sabellian + ian …   From formal English to slang

  • Sabellian — /seuh bel ee euhn/, n. a member of a group of early Italian peoples including the Samnites and Sabines. [1595 1605; < L Sabell(us) a member of any of the Oscan speaking Italic ethnic groups + IAN] * * * …   Universalium

  • sabellian — adjective Of or pertaining to the heresiarch , or to sabellianism …   Wiktionary

  • sabellian — sa·bel·li·an …   English syllables

  • Sabellian — /səˈbɛliən/ (say suh beleeuhn) noun 1. an extinct language of ancient Italy; one of the Osco Umbrian group. 2. one of the people who spoke this language. –adjective 3. of or relating to this language or people …   Australian English dictionary

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