Main meanings of Marcosian in English

: Marcosian1Marcosian2

Marcosian1

noun

Christian Church
  • An adherent of a Gnostic sect founded by Marcus, a follower of Valentinus, in the Rh?ne valley in the 2nd century a.d.

    Known mainly from an account by Irenaeus, Bishop of Lyons, in his Adverses omnes Haereses (200).

Pronunciation

Marcosian

/mɑ??k??z??n/ /mɑ??k??s??n/

Origin

Late 16th century; earliest use found in William Fulke (d. 1589), theologian and college head. From Byzantine Greek Μαρκ?σιο? follower of Marcus + -an.

Main meanings of Marcosian in English

: Marcosian1Marcosian2

Marcosian2

adjective

  • Of, resembling, or characteristic of Ferdinand Marcos or his (authoritarian) rule.

Pronunciation

Marcosian

/mɑ??k??z??n/ /mɑ??k??s??n/

Origin

1980s; earliest use found in Valley Independent (Pennsylvania). From the name of Ferdinand Edralin Marcos, head of state in the Philippines 1966–86 + -ian; in some later uses, from the name of his widow, Imelda Romuáldez Marcos (b. 1929), member of the Philippine House of Representatives + -ian.