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Cerinthus +‎ -ian, named after its Jewish founder, Cerinthus.


Cerinthian (plural Cerinthians)

  1. (historical) One of an ancient religious sect that attempted to unite the doctrines of Christ with the opinions of the Jews and Gnostics.
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Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for Cerinthian in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)