Definition of Sabellian

1. Noun. An extinct Osco-Umbrian language of ancient Italy that survives only in a few inscriptions.

Generic synonyms: Osco-umbrian

Definition of Sabellian

1. a. Pertaining to the doctrines or tenets of Sabellius. See Sabellian, n.

2. 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.

Definition of Sabellian

1. Noun. a language once spoken in Umbria, Italy ¹

2. Adjective. Of or pertaining to the Sabellian language. ¹

3. Noun. a member of a group of early Italian peoples comprising the Sabines, Samnites, and others. ¹

4. Noun. A follower of Sabellius. ¹

5. Noun. A Modalistic Monarchian. ¹

6. Adjective. Of or pertaining to the heresiarch Sabellius, or to sabellianism. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Sabellian

Sabbatia Angularis
Sabbatia campestris
Sabbatia stellaris
Sabin-Feldman dye test
Sabin vaccine
Sabin vaccines
Sabine's gull
Sabine River

Literary usage of Sabellian

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The History of Rome by Wilhelm Ihne (1871)
"... spread around the source of the Volturnus, and command the plain of Campania traversed by that river. Here dwelt two sabellian races, ..."

2. The History of Rome by Wilhelm Ihne (1871)
"sabellian immigrations. The Sabines. The Sammies. Rome, and established for ever the incontestible preeminence of that city and its title to dominion over ..."

3. Varronianus: A Critical and Historical Introduction to the Ethnography of by John William Donaldson (1852)
"The remains of the Oscan language must be considered as sabellian also. THE Oscan language is more interesting even than the Um- brian, and the remains ..."

4. Systematic Theology: A Compendium and Commonplace=book ... for the Use of by Augustus Hopkins Strong (1907)
"The best statement of the sabellian doctrine, according to the interpretation first mentioned, is that of Schleiermacher, translated with comments by Moses ..."

5. A Smaller History of Rome: From the Earliest Times to the Establishment of by William Smith (1899)
"sabellian branch. They are said to have been originally a mountain race dwelling ... The sabellian races are those which are known to have spoken a common ..."

6. The History of Rome by Thomas Arnold (1868)
"The Latin states were now closely united with Rome, and it was become a question which of the two races, the Latin or the sabellian, should be the sovereign ..."

7. A History of Latin Literature from Ennius to Boethius by George Augustus Simcox (1883)
"Italian Races: Latin—sabellian —Etruscan .... Some Contrasts of Italian and Greek Culture Latin Literature a* Classical ..."

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