Alexandrian

Alexandrian
n. native or resident of Alexandria (city in Egypt) adj. pertaining to the philosophy science and literature of ancient Alexandria

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  • Alexandrian — Al ex*an dri*an, a. 1. Of or pertaining to Alexandria in Egypt; as, the Alexandrian library. [1913 Webster] 2. Applied to a kind of heroic verse. See {Alexandrine}, n. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Alexandrian — is either: * an adjective referring to a place called Alexandria, as in Alexandrian text type * a person from and/or inhabiting a city called Alexandria * a member of a group of Alexandrians, equally associated with Alexandria, as an Ancient… …   Wikipedia

  • Alexandrian — [al΄ig zan′drēən] adj. 1. of Alexander the Great or his rule 2. of Alexandria, Egypt, or the Hellenistic or late Hellenic culture that flourished there …   English World dictionary

  • Alexandrian — adjective /æl.ɛɡˈzæn.dɹiː.ən,æ.lɛksˈzæn.dɹi.ən/ a) Of or pertaining to Alexandria in Egypt. the Alexandrian library. b) Applied to a kind of heroic verse …   Wiktionary

  • Alexandrian Wicca — is a tradition of the Neopagan religion of Wicca, founded by Alex Sanders (also known as King of the Witches [cite book | author=Johns, June | title=King of the witches: The world of Alex Sanders | publisher=P. Davies | year=1969|id=ISBN 0 432… …   Wikipedia

  • ALEXANDRIAN MARTYRS, ACTS OF — ALEXANDRIAN MARTYRS, ACTS OF, genre of patriotic Alexandrian literature containing heavy overtones of antisemitism. This is known also as the Acts of the Pagan Martyrs (mistakenly, since the martyrdom has nothing to do with religion). Fragments… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • Alexandrian Library, The — • The Great Library of Alexandria, so called to distinguish it from the smaller or daughter library in the Serapeum, was a foundation of the first Ptolemies for the purpose of aiding the maintenance of Greek civilization in the midst of the… …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • Alexandrian text-type — The Alexandrian text type (also called Neutral or Egyptian) is one of several text types used in New Testament textual criticism to describe and group the textual character of biblical manuscripts. The Alexandrian text type is the form of the… …   Wikipedia

  • Alexandrian Pleiad — The Alexandrian Pleiad is the name given to a group of seven Alexandrian poets and tragedians in the 3rd century B.C. (Alexandria was at that time the literary center of the Mediterranean) working in the court of Ptolemy II Philadelphus. The name …   Wikipedia

  • Alexandrian school — The Alexandrian school is a collective designation for certain tendencies in literature, philosophy, medicine, and the sciences that developed in the Hellenistic cultural center of Alexandria, Egypt around the 1st century. Alexandria was a… …   Wikipedia

  • Alexandrian Crusade — The brief Alexandrian Crusade occurred in October of 1365 and was led by Peter I of Cyprus against Alexandria. Almost completely devoid of religious impetus, it differs from the more prominent Crusades in that it seems to have been motivated… …   Wikipedia

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