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kenosis

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noun ke·no·sis \kə-ˈnō-səs, kē-\

Definition of kenosis

  1. :  the relinquishment of divine attributes by Jesus Christ in becoming human

kenotic

play \-ˈnä-tik\ adjective


Origin and Etymology of kenosis

Late Greek kenōsis, from Greek, action of emptying, from kenoun to purge, empty, from kenos empty


First Known Use: 1873

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