from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Christianity An adherent of Sabellianism.
- n. See Sabellic.
- n. A speaker of a Sabellic language.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- proper n. a language once spoken in Umbria, Italy
- adj. Of or pertaining to the Sabellian language.
- n. a member of a group of early Italian peoples comprising the Sabines, Samnites, and others.
- n. A follower of Sabellius.
- n. A Modalistic Monarchian.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Pertaining to the doctrines or tenets of Sabellius. See Sabellian, n.
- n. 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 of the one God the Father.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Of or pertaining to the Sabellians.
- n. One of a primitive Italian people which included the Sabines, Samnites, Luca-nians, etc.
- Of or pertaining to Sabellius or his doctrines or followers. See Sabellianism.
- n. A follower of Sabellius, a philosopher of the third century. See Sabellianism.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. an extinct Osco-Umbrian language of ancient Italy that survives only in a few inscriptions
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From Sabellius, 3rd century A.D. Roman Christian prelate and theologian (Wiktionary)