nestorian


From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Nestorian \Nes*to"ri*an\, prop. n. (Eccl. Hist.)
   An adherent of Nestorius, patriarch of Constantinople in the
   fifth century, who was condemned as a heretic for maintaining
   that the divine and the human natures were not merged into
   one nature in Christ (who was God in man), and, hence, that
   it was improper to call Mary the mother of God though she
   might be called the mother of Christ; also, one of the sect
   established by the followers of Nestorius in Persia, India,
   and other Oriental countries, and still in existence. Opposed
   to Eutychian.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Nestorian \Nes*to"ri*an\, a.
   1. Of or relating to the Nestorians.
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   2. Relating to, or resembling, Nestor, the aged warrior and
      counselor mentioned by Homer; hence, wise; experienced;
      aged; as, Nestorian caution.
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