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Ath·a·na·sius

 (ăth′ə-nā′shəs), Saint Known as "the Great." ad 293?-373.
Greek patriarch of Alexandria and leading defender of Christian orthodoxy against Arianism.

Athanasius

(ˌæθəˈneɪʃəs)
n
(Biography) Saint. ?296–373 ad, patriarch of Alexandria who championed Christian orthodoxy against Arianism. Feast day: May 2
ˌAthaˈnasian adj

Ath•a•na•sius

(ˌæθ əˈneɪ ʃəs)

n.
Saint, A.D. 296?–373, bishop of Alexandria: opponent of Arianism.
Ath`a•na′sian (-ʒən) adj.
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Noun1.Athanasius - (Roman Catholic Church) Greek patriarch of Alexandria who championed Christian orthodoxy against ArianismAthanasius - (Roman Catholic Church) Greek patriarch of Alexandria who championed Christian orthodoxy against Arianism; a church father, saint, and Doctor of the Church (293-373)
Church of Rome, Roman Catholic Church, Roman Church, Western Church, Roman Catholic - the Christian Church based in the Vatican and presided over by a pope and an episcopal hierarchy
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