Homoean

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek ὅμοιος (hómoios, like, similar) +‎ -an.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

Homoean (comparative more Homoean, superlative most Homoean)

  1. (theology) Pertaining to the belief established in the fourth century as a middle ground between the homoousian and homoiousian positions, contending merely that the Father is ‘like’ the Son.
    • 2009, Diarmaid MacCulloch, A History of Christianity, Penguin 2010, p. 216:
      Maybe the Homoean formula of Ariminum would have succeeded in uniting the Church if Constantius had not unexpectedly died in his mid-forties in 361.

Noun[edit]

Homoean (plural Homoeans)

  1. Someone who subscribes to this belief.