( 296?-373); Alexandrian bishop: patriarch of Alexandria (328-373) & opponent of Arianism: his day is May 2: called the Great
, Saint. Known as “the Great.” AD 293?–373.
Greek patriarch of Alexandria and leading defender of Christian orthodoxy against Arianism.
- An Ancient Greek male given name
From Latin Athanasius, from Ancient Greek Ἀθανάσιος (Athanasios).