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kenosis

[ki-noh-sis] /kɪˈnoʊ sɪs/
noun, Theology
1.
the doctrine that Christ relinquished His divine attributes so as to experience human suffering.
Origin
1835-1845
1835-45; < Greek kénōsis an emptying (kenō-, variant stem of kenoûn to empty out, drain + -sis -sis)
Related forms
kenotic
[ki-not-ik] /kɪˈnɒt ɪk/ (Show IPA),
adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for kenosis

kenosis

/kɪˈnəʊsɪs/
noun
1.
(Christianity) Christ's voluntary renunciation of certain divine attributes, in order to identify himself with mankind (Philippians 2:6–7)
Derived Forms
kenotic (kɪˈnɒtɪk) adjective, noun
Word Origin
C19: from Greek: an emptying, from kenoun to empty from kenos empty
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Word Origin and History for kenosis
n.

from Greek kenosis "an emptying," from kenoein "to empty," from PIE *ken- "empty." From Phil. ii:7. Related: Kenotic.

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