Aríus
Morphological Analysis
Wordclass: Noun
Gender: Masculine
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Aríus
[ = 'Aρειοs], Arrius; g. ii; acc. um; m. A presbyter of Alexandria, founder of the Arians, born in Cyrenaica, Africa, and died in A. D. 336 Ðá cwæþ Arrius ðæt Crist, Godes Sunu, ne mihte ná beón his Fæder gelíc, ne swá mihtig swá he; and cwæþ, ðæt se Fæder wǽre ǽr se Sunu, and nam býsne be mannum, hú ǽlc sunu biþ gingra ðonne se fæder on ðisum lífe.... He wolde dón Crist læssan ðonne he is, and his Godcundnysse wurþmynt wanian then Arius said that Christ, the Son of God, could not be equal to his Father, nor so mighty as he; and said, that the Father was before the Son, and took example from men, how every son is younger than his father in this life.... He would make Christ less than he is, and diminish the dignity of his Godhead, Homl. Th. i. 290, 3-8, 22, 23. Hý amánsumodon ðǽr [on ðære ceastre Nicea A. D. 325] ðone mæsse-preóst Arrium, forðan ðe he nolde gelýfan ðæt ðæs lífigendan Godes Sunu wǽre ealswá mihtig swá se mǽra Fæder is they there [in the city of Nice A. D. 325] excommunicated the mass-priest Arius, because he would not believe that, the Son of the living God was as mighty as the great Father is, L. Ælf. C. 3 ; Th. ii. 344, 2-4.
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