homoiousian

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek ὁμοιουσιος (homoiousios), from ὁμοιος (homoios, like, similar) + ουσια (ousia, essence).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /hɒmɔɪˈuːzɪən/

Adjective[edit]

homoiousian (comparative more homoiousian, superlative most homoiousian)

  1. having a similar but not identical essence, especially with reference to the first and second persons of the Trinity

Noun[edit]

homoiousian (plural homoiousians)

  1. (historical) One of the Semi-Arians of the 4th century who held that the Son was of like, but not the same, essence or substance with the Father.

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