adjective

  • Relating to a person born under the sign of Aries.

    • ‘Other people are attracted to the high-spirited personality of the Ariens.’
    • ‘As far as being in Aries is concerned, the jovial and expansive nature of Jupiter is very well suited to the outgoing nature of the Arian sign.’
    • ‘Whilst encouraging an early love of activity and sports, do take care that your little one plays and exercises safely - that Arian tendency to act first and think about it later can have dangerous consequences.’
    • ‘The energy and enthusiasm exuded from the Arien nature is channeled both into creative endeavors and into the pursuit of power and status.’
    • ‘There is a tendency to what some might consider utter selfishness in the Arien personality, but confront your Aries mate with such an accusation and their reaction will very probably be one of complete incomprehension.’
    • ‘The Arien personality may be energetic, enthusiastic, and intrigued by excitement, but the Virgo inner nature holds some of those passions in check.’
    • ‘Don’t think that once the Arien hunter has captured its game that he or she will be satisfied.’
    • ‘As present astral energies activate your more autocratic Arian qualities you want results, and you want them NOW!’
    • ‘The Arien personality is pioneering, energetic, and swift acting, and the Aquarius inner nature is idealistic, blessed with great imagination, and is tuned to the future.’
    • ‘Ideally, the Arien courage and initiative should uplift the Piscean inner nature, enabling the person born into this Sun-Moon sign to put all those creative ideas into practice.’

Pronunciation:

Arian

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adjective

  • Of or concerning Arianism.

    • ‘The Arian crisis, both for its longevity and its melodrama, puts modern-day soap operas to shame.’
    • ‘Ulfilas was himself a Goth who converted, but he converted to Arian Christianity, and it was the Arian heresy that spread throughout the Gothic tribes.’
    • ‘Henry Newman got into trouble with the Roman authorities when he wrote that, during the Arian period, it was the people who preserved the authentic faith while bishops and priests lapsed into heresy.’
    • ‘The Arian denial of the Godhead of the Son (at the time of Nicaea) had carried with it the corollary that the Spirit too might be inferior to the Son, as the Son was to the Father.’
    • ‘Although the church had denounced this view at the Council of Nicea in 325, the mistaken ideas of the Arian sect lived on.’
    • ‘Accepting that the barbarians had come to stay, he spent his years in St Peter's chair sending missionaries to convert them to Christianity or where necessary wean them off the Arian heresy.’
    • ‘First, the Arian heresy overextends God's unity by referring to diversity and difference in God rather than distinction.’
    • ‘It's worth keeping in mind that the Church venerates as saints at least 2 persons who died as heretics: there are 2 Arian saints in the Roman Martyrology.’
    • ‘That removes him from the strictly Arian camp but still leaves him short of a robust Trinitarian orthodoxy.’
    • ‘They were Arian Christians - Christians who believed that Jesus Christ was not of one identical substance with God.’
    • ‘With the Nicene resolution against the Arian subordination of the Son, the tendency to subordinate the Spirit was intensified.’
    • ‘In January, 381, the prefect had orders to close all Arian chapels in the city and to expel those who served them.’
    • ‘Goths had their own Arian churches (as can still be seen in Ravenna), and surviving documents written by clerics show that Gothic was spoken there.’
    • ‘So many were seduced by the Arian heresy that St Athanasius, who championed the Creed at Nicea, famously said, ‘The floor of hell is paved with the skulls of bishops.’’
    • ‘From the Arian controversy he learned that it was a mistake to distinguish the persons by their attributes.’
    • ‘The Arians of the Fourth Century helped to establish the historiographic attitude towards heresy in British Arian scholarship.’
    • ‘A third wave of Arian studies has resulted in constructive attempts to understand heresy.’
    • ‘They were divided from the local population by their adherence to the Arian form of Christianity, and by their military status.’
    • ‘It accommodates the Arian teaching that Christ was a lesser deity created by God.’
    • ‘It's what you'd call the Arian heresy that we have to deal with.’

Pronunciation:

Arian

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