noun, plural hy·pos·ta·ses [hahy-pos-tuh-seez, hi-] /haɪˈpɒs təˌsiz, hɪ-/.
- something that stands under and supports; foundation.
- the underlying or essential part of anything as distinguished from attributes; substance, essence, or essential principle.
- one of the three real and distinct substances in the one undivided substance or essence of God.
- a person of the Trinity.
- the one personality of Christ in which His two natures, human and divine, are united.
- the accumulation of blood or its solid components in parts of an organ or body due to poor circulation.
- such sedimentation, as in a test tube.
Origin of hypostasis
Examples from the Web for hypostases
Historical Examples of hypostases
You did not come here; I suppose, to argue about the three hypostases.Thais
The Christian has but one God, existing in three hypostases.The Indian in his Wigwam
Henry R. Schoolcraft
But as to the nature and order of these hypostases, the Alexandrians are no longer at one with the school of Athens.The City of God, Volume I
(The two hypostases of the supreme spirit—the unknowable and the Manifest, the aprakstm and the saprakstm).
Among the hidden and1302 intelligible gods are three hypostases.Plotinos: Complete Works, v. 4
noun plural -ses (-ˌsiːz)
- any of the three persons of the Godhead, together constituting the Trinity
- the one person of Christ in which the divine and human natures are united