Mo·​noph·​y·​site mə-ˈnä-fə-ˌsīt How to pronounce Monophysite (audio)
: one holding the doctrine that Christ has a single inseparable nature that is at once divine and human rather than having two distinct but unified natures
Monophysite adjective
or Monophysitic
Monophysitism noun

Word History


Medieval Latin Monophysita, from Middle Greek Monophysitēs, from Greek mon- + physis nature — more at physics

First Known Use

1659, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Monophysite was in 1659

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“Monophysite.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Apr. 2024.

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