Monophysite

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From Medieval Latin monophysita, from Byzantine Ancient Greek μονοφυσίτης (monophusítēs), from μόνος (mónos, single) + φύσις (phúsis, nature).

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  • IPA(key): /məˈnɒfɪsaɪt/

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Monophysite (plural Monophysites)

  1. (Christianity) A member of an early Christian sect which held that Jesus Christ has one nature, as opposed to the orthodox view that Christ has two natures, both fully man and fully God, and is co-eternal and co-substantial with the Father.

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Monophysite (comparative more Monophysite, superlative most Monophysite)

  1. Describing the beliefs of a Μonophysite.
    • It followed that however orthodox the Emperor might desire to be, he was forced, if he was a wise man, to take account of the strong bodies of monophysite opinion, which were to be found in Constantinople, in Mesopotamia, in Syria and in Egypt. - 1957 H. A. L. Fisher A history of Europe Edward Arnold publishers p135.

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