Definition of Melanchthonian in English:

Melanchthonian

(also Melancthonian)

adjective

Church History
  • Of or relating to Melanchthon or his beliefs or opinions; Philippistic.

Origin

Late 17th century (in an earlier sense). From Melanchthon, classicized form corresponding to the German surname of Philipp Schwartzerd (lit. ‘black earth’), German humanist, theologian, and reformer + -ian.

Pronunciation

Melanchthonian

/ˌmɛləŋkˈθəʊnɪən/