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Meaning of ARIAN

 
Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \Ar"ian\, a. & n. (Ethnol.)
    See {Aryan}.
    
    
  2. \A"ri*an\, a. [L. Arianus.]
    Pertaining to Arius, a presbyter of the church of Alexandria,
    in the fourth century, or to the doctrines of Arius, who held
    Christ to be inferior to God the Father in nature and
    dignity, though the first and noblest of all created beings.
    -- n. One who adheres to or believes the doctrines of Arius.
    --Mosheim.
    
    
 

 

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