[ muh-nof-uh-sahyt ]

  1. a person who maintains that Christ has one, wholly divine nature, or in certain interpretations that this one divine nature is inclusive of Christ’s subordinate humanity; an adherent of Monophysitism.

Origin of Monophysite

First recorded in 1690–1700; from Late Latin monophysīta, from Late Greek monophysī́tēs, equivalent to Greek mono- mono- + phýs(is) “nature” + -ītēs -ite1

Other words from Monophysite

  • Mo·noph·y·sit·ic [muh-nof-uh-sit-ik], /məˌnɒf əˈsɪt ɪk/, Mo·noph·y·sit·i·cal, adjective
  • Mo·noph·y·sit·ism, Mo·noph·y·sism, noun

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How to use Monophysite in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for Monophysite


/ (mɒˈnɒfɪˌsaɪt) Christianity /

  1. a person who holds that there is only one nature in the person of Christ, which is primarily divine with human attributes

  1. of or relating to this belief

Origin of Monophysite

C17: via Church Latin from Late Greek, from mono- + phusis nature

Derived forms of Monophysite

  • Monophysitic (ˌmɒnəʊfɪˈsɪtɪk), adjective
  • Monophysitism, noun

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