Of or relating to Skeptic philosopher Timon of Phlius, his life, works, style, or ideas.
Of or relating to the French Catholic Sacred Heart congregation founded by Joseph-Marie Timon-David.
A member of the French Catholic Sacred Heart congregation founded by Joseph-Marie Timon-David.
Origin of timonian
- Timon + -ian, from the 5th-century BC person Timon of Athens (as described by Plutarch, Lucian, Aristophanes), possibly by way of William Shakespeare's play Timon of Athens (c. 1607). Used by poet John Langhorne in his translation of Plutarch's Lives (1777).
- Timon + -an, from a 3rd-century BC disciple of Pyrrho, Skeptic philosopher and satirist Timon of Phlius (c. 320 – c. 230 BC).
- From the name of French priest Joseph-Marie Timon-David (1823-1891) and the Sacred Heart congregation he founded in 1864.