chiliast

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Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from Latin chiliasta, from Ancient Greek χῑ́λιοι (khī́lioi, thousand); synchronically analyzable as chilia- +‎ -ast. First used in the 17th century.

Noun[edit]

chiliast (plural chiliasts)

  1. (Christianity) One who believes that Jesus will reign over Earth for a thousand years; a millenarian.