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Homoousian

[hoh-moh-oo-see-uh n, -ou-, hom-oh-] /ˌhoʊ moʊˈu si ən, -ˈaʊ-, ˌhɒm oʊ-/
noun
1.
a member of a 4th-century a.d. church party that maintained that the essence or substance of the Father and the Son is the same (opposed to Heteroousian).
adjective
2.
of or pertaining to the Homoousians or their doctrine.
Origin
1555-1565
1555-65; < Late Greek homooúsi(os) of the same substance (Greek hom(o)- homo- + ousí(a) substance, essence + -os adj. suffix) + -an
Related forms
Homoousianism, noun
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Homoousian

/ˌhəʊməʊˈuːsɪən; -ˈaʊ-; ˌhɒm-/
noun
1.
a Christian who believes that the Son is of the same substance as the Father Compare Homoiousian
adjective
2.
of or relating to the Homoousians
Derived Forms
Homoousianism, noun
Word Origin
C16: from Late Greek homoousios of the same substance, from Greek homo- + ousia nature
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