plural noun

: a 6th century Monophysitic sect that taught that from the moment of the union with the divine nature the body of Christ was incorruptible compare phthartolatrae

Word History


New Latin, plural, from Late Greek aphthartodokētai, plural of aphthartodokētēs, from Greek aphthartos incorruptible (from a- a- entry 2 + phthartos destructible, from phtheirein to corrupt, defile) + -dokētēs (from dokein to think)

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“Aphthartodocetae.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Aphthartodocetae. Accessed 16 Apr. 2024.

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