One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Late Middle English; earliest use found in Reginald Pecock (c1392–?1459), bishop of Chichester and religious author. Either from the name of Marcion + -ist, or from post-classical Latin Marcionista or its etymon Hellenistic Greek Μαρκιωνιστής (2nd cent.).
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