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Monophysite

[ muh-nof-uh-sahyt ]
/ məˈnɒf əˌsaɪt /
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noun Theology.

a person who maintains that Christ has one nature, partly divine and partly human.

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Origin of Monophysite

1690–1700; <Late Latin monophysīta<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/, adjectiveMo·noph·y·sit·ism, Mo·noph·y·sism, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for Monophysite

Monophysite
/ (mɒˈnɒfɪˌsaɪt) Christianity /

noun

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

adjective

of or relating to this belief

Derived forms of Monophysite

Monophysitic (ˌmɒnəʊfɪˈsɪtɪk), adjectiveMonophysitism, noun

Word Origin for Monophysite

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