Main definitions of aerian in English

: Aerian1aerian2

Aerian1

(also Aërian)

noun

historical
rare
  • An adherent of the doctrines of Aerius, whose beliefs included the rejection of the validity of the episcopate and presbyterate.

Origin

Mid 16th century. From post-classical Latin Aerianus (usually in plural Aeriani) adherent of the doctrines of Aerius from the name of Aerius, 4th-cent. presbyter of Pontus + classical Latin -ānus.

Pronunciation:

Aerian

/eɪˈɪəːrɪən/

Main definitions of aerian in English

: Aerian1aerian2

aerian2

adjective

  • Of or belonging to the air or atmosphere; = aerial in various senses.

Origin

Early 17th century. From French aérien from classical Latin āerius + French -en.

Pronunciation:

aerian

/eɪˈɪəːrɪən/