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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 Ar·i·an /ˈæriən, ˈɛr-/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Ar·ian a. & n. Ethnol. See Aryan.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 A·ri·an a.  Pertaining to Arius, a presbyter of the church of Alexandria, in the fourth century, or to the doctrines of Arius, who held Christ to be inferior to God the Father in nature and dignity, though the first and noblest of all created beings.  -- n. One who adheres to or believes the doctrines of Arius.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Ar·yan n.
 1. One of a primitive people supposed to have lived in prehistoric times, in Central Asia, east of the Caspian Sea, and north of the Hindu Kush and Paropamisan Mountains, and to have been the stock from which sprang the Hindu, Persian, Greek, Latin, Celtic, Teutonic, Slavonic, and other races; one of that ethnological division of mankind called also Indo-European or Indo-Germanic.
 2. The language of the original Aryans.
 [Written also Arian.]