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Definition of the noun alexandrian

What does alexandrian mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: Alexandrians

  1. a resident or native of Alexandria (especially Alexandria in Egypt)
    • lexical domain: People - nouns denoting people
    • more generic words: occupant / occupier / resident = someone who lives at a particular place for a prolonged period or who was born there

Definition of the adjective alexandrian

What does alexandrian mean as an attribute of a noun?


  1. of or relating to Alexander the Great or his empire

Alternative definition of the adjective alexandrian


  1. Of or pertaining to Alexandria in Egypt.
  2. [not comparable] Applied to a kind of heroic verse.


Alexandrian is a geologic time period.

Phrases with Alexandrian

  1. alexandrian senna
  2. Alexandrian Shrew
  3. alexandrian laurel

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Google previewZondervan Dictionary of Bible and Theology Words (2002)

by Matthew S. DeMoss, J. Edward Miller

Alexandrian text-type A term from TEXTUALCRITICISM that designates a highly regarded form of the New Testament text traceable to Alexandria,

Google previewA Concise Dictionary of Bible Origins and Interpretation (2006)

by Alec Gilmore

They regarded the Neutral as the main authority and recognized the Alexandrian as very similar. They regarded the Western (with its tendency to exercise a freedom of addition, and sometimes omission) as inferior and rejected the Syrian ...

Google previewJesus in History, Legend, Scripture, and Tradition: A World Encyclopedia [2 volumes] (2015)

A World Encyclopedia by Leslie Houlden, Antone Minard

Leslie Houlden See also: Alexandrian Theology; Ignatius of Antioch (d. ca. 110); John, Gospel of; John the Baptist; Son of God; Textual Criticism Further Reading Hurtado, Larry W. 1998. One God, One Lord. 2nd ed. Edinburgh: T. & T. Clark.

Google previewThe Dictionary Of The Bible (1995)

by John L. Mckenzie

Josephus also alludes to a rabbinical tradition that Ezra closed the canon of the Bible; this tradition, which is unfounded in fact, is probably an implicit attack on the Alexandrian collection. Another rabbinical tradition attributes the definition of ...

Google previewDictionary of Major Biblical Interpreters (2007)

by Donald K. McKim

Even in artificial word games and comparisons, foreign to our modern sensibilities, allegories nurtured the Alexandrian imagination. The task meant interpreting the sources not by paraphrase and imitation but by transposing mythical contents ...

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Scrabble value of A1L1E1X8A1N1D2R1I1A1N1

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