Definition of Megarian in English:

Megarian

(also Megarean)

noun

Ancient Greek History Philosophy
  • An inhabitant of the ancient Greek city of Megara; specifically a member or adherent of the school of philosophy and logic founded 400 b.c. by Euclides of Megara.

adjective

Philosophy Ancient Greek History
  • 1Of or relating to Megara or the school of philosophy and logic founded there.

  • 2Designating a type of ceramic bowl of the Hellenistic period, usually hemispherical and with relief ornament.

Origin

Mid 16th century; earliest use found in Nicholas Udall (1504–1556), schoolmaster and playwright. From classical Latin Megara (from ancient Greek Μέγαρα (neuter plural), the name of a Greek city on the Saronic Gulf) + -ian. In form Megarean probably from classical Latin Megareus, adjective + -an.

Pronunciation

Megarian

/mɪˈɡɛːrɪən/