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From ecclesiastical Latin enhypostasia, from Ancient Greek ἐν (en, in) + ὑπόστασις (hupóstasis, substance, existence, essence), from ὑπό (hupó, under, below) + στάσις (stásis, standing).


enhypostasia (uncountable)

  1. Something which subsists in another personality or partakes of another hypostasis; used especially to describe the human nature of Christ as "God the Son".
    • 1997, Schaff, Philip, History of the Christian Church, (Oak Harbor, WA: Logos Research Systems, Inc.), based on the 1910 edition from Charles Scribner's Sons, Volume IV, chapter 14, §144. John of Damascus
      "The Logos was bound to the flesh through the Spirit, which stands between the purely divine and the materiality of the flesh. The human nature of Jesus was incorporated in the one divine personality of the Logos (Enhypostasia)."