Main meanings of Zenonian in English

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Zenonian1

Pronunciation /zɪˈnəʊnɪən/

adjective

  • Of or relating to Zeno of Citium (335–263 b.c.), or to the Stoic school of philosophy of which he was the founder.

noun

  • A follower or student of Zeno of Citium; a Stoic.

Origin

Mid 17th century. From classical Latin Zēnōn (also Zēnō) or its etymon ancient Greek Ζήνων, the name of the ancient Greek philosopher Zeno of Citium + -ian, after e.g. Platonian, Platonian.

Main meanings of Zenonian in English

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Zenonian2

Pronunciation /zɪˈnəʊnɪən/

adjective

  • Of or relating to the Byzantine Emperor Zeno (reigned 474–91), or the period of his rule.

Origin

Mid 18th century. From post-classical Latin Zenonianus from Zenon (also Zeno; from Byzantine Greek Ζήνων), the name of the Byzantine Emperor Zeno + classical Latin -iānus.

Main meanings of Zenonian in English

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Zenonian3

Pronunciation /zɪˈnəʊnɪən/

adjective

  • Of or relating to the Greek philosopher Zeno of Elea (early 5th century b.c.) considered by Aristotle as the originator of dialectic; of or relating to the philosophical ideas of Zeno of Elea, especially his paradoxes.

noun

  • A follower or student of Zeno of Elea; a person who holds similar views to those of Zeno of Elea.

Origin

Mid 19th century; earliest use found in Henry N. Coleridge (1798–1843), barrister and writer. From classical Latin Zēnōn-, Zēnō or its etymon ancient Greek Ζήνων, the name of the ancient Greek philosopher Zeno of Elea + -ian.

Pronunciation

Zenonian

/zɪˈnəʊnɪən/