Monophysite

Monophysite

[muh-nof-uh-sahyt]
noun Theology.
a person who maintains that Christ has one nature, partly divine and partly human.
Compare Dyophysite.


Origin:
1690–1700; < Late Latin monophysīta < Late Greek monophysī́tēs, equivalent to Greek mono- mono- + phýs(is) nature + -ītēs -ite1

Monophysitic [muh-nof-uh-sit-ik] , adjective
Monophysitism, Monophysism, noun
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Monophysite (mɒˈnɒfɪˌsaɪt)
 
n
1.  a person who holds that there is only one nature in the person of Christ, which is primarily divine with human attributes
 
adj
2.  of or relating to this belief
 
[C17: via Church Latin from Late Greek, from mono- + phusis nature]
 
Monophysitic
 
adj
 
Mo'nophysitism
 
n

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Monophysite
1698, from Church L. Monophysita, from Gk. monophysites, from monos "single, alone" + physis "nature" (see physics). Christian (regarded in the West as a heretic) who believes there is only one nature in the person of Jesus Christ. Now comprising Coptic, Armenian, Abyssinian and Jacobite churches.
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