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Marcĭon , ōnis, m. (Marcīon , Prud. Ham. 120),
I.a heretic of Sinope, who gave himself out to be Christ, Tert. de Praescr. adv. Haeret. 30; Prud. Ham. 502.—Hence,
A. Marcĭōnensis , e, adj., of or belonging to the heretic Marcion: “continentia,Tert. Praescr. Haeret. 30.—
B. Marcĭō-nista , ae, m., a follower of the heretic Marcion, a Marcionite.—Plur., Cod. Just. 1, 5, 5.—
C. Marcĭōnīta , ae, m., for Marcionensis, of or belonging to the heretic Marcion: “Marcionita Deus, tristis, ferus insidiator,” i. e. feigned by Marcion, Prud. Ham. 129.—Plur.: Marcĭōnītae , Marcionites, disciples of Marcion, Tert. Praescr. Her. 49; Lact. 4, 30, 10; Ambros. de Fide, 5, 13, 162.—
II. A native of Smyrna, the author of a treatise De simplicibus effectibus, Plin. 28, 4, 7, § 38.
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