of or relating to Saint Basil or to his monastic rule.
a monk or nun following the rule of Saint Basil.
It contains a number of relics of saints brought from the East by Basilian monks.
Walks in Rome Augustus J.C. Hare
He also built a monastery in connection with the church, and established a society of Basilian monks in it.
Harper’s New Monthly Magazine, No. XXVII, August 1852, Vol. V Various
The Basilian fathers were less considerate of insanity than the Paris doctors, and Nicholas perished at the stake in 1446.
A History of The Inquisition of The Middle Ages; volume III Henry Charles Lea
Joachim does not conceal his sympathies with the ideal of Basilian monachism.
Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 15, Slice 4 Various
Whilst he ascended the throne, Theodora sunk into the grave; the last of the Macedonian or Basilian dynasty.
The History of The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire Edward Gibbon
a monk of the Eastern Christian order of St Basil, founded in Cappadocia in the 4th century a.d
- Basket-handle arch
an arch having a symmetrical form drawn from an odd number of radii in excess of one, which increase in length from the springing toward the center.
- Basket hilt
the basketlike hilt of a sword, foil, etc., serving to cover and protect the hand. Historical Examples And just firmly enough and no more did my wrist twist and deflect his blade on my basket hilt. The Jacket (The Star-Rover) Jack London A steel head-piece, a breastplate of the same sure metal, and a heavy […]
- Basket maker
an American Indian culture of the southwestern U.S. from 100 b.c. to a.d. 65 that developed in three phases, immediately preceded the Pueblo culture, and was noted for its basketry, agriculture, use of the bow and arrow, and, in its later stages, the building of semisubterranean houses. an American Indian belonging to the Basket Maker […]
a widely cultivated alyssum, Aurinia saxatilis (or Alyssum saxatile), of the mustard family, growing in dense clumps and having clusters of small yellow flowers.