kenosis

[ ki-noh-sis ]
/ kɪˈnoʊ sɪs /

noun Theology.

the doctrine that Christ relinquished His divine attributes so as to experience human suffering.

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Origin of kenosis

1835–45; <Greek kénōsis an emptying (kenō-, variant stem of kenoûn to empty out, drain + -sis-sis)

OTHER WORDS FROM kenosis

ke·not·ic [ki-not-ik], /kɪˈnɒt ɪk/, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for kenosis

kenosis
/ (kɪˈnəʊsɪs) /

noun

Christianity Christ's voluntary renunciation of certain divine attributes, in order to identify himself with mankind (Philippians 2:6–7)

Derived forms of kenosis

kenotic (kɪˈnɒtɪk), adjective, noun

Word Origin for kenosis

C19: from Greek: an emptying, from kenoun to empty from kenos empty
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