of 1,000 years; of the millennium
Origin of millenarianfrom Late Latin millenarius, containing a thousand from Classical Latin milleni, a thousand each from mille, thousand + -an
a person who believes in the coming of the millennium
- Of or relating to a thousand, especially to a thousand years.
- Of, relating to, or believing in the doctrine of the millennium.
One who believes the millennium will occur.
(comparative more millenarian, superlative most millenarian)
- (Christianity) Pertaining to the belief in an impending period of one thousand years of peace and righteousness associated with the Second Coming of Christ. [from 17th c.]
- Pertaining to any of various religious or social movements which believe in a coming radical change to existing world order; utopian, apocalyptic. [from 20th c.]
- Lasting or expected to last a thousand years.
From Late Latin millenarius +"Ž -an.