plural -s
: one holding that in Christ's passion God suffered
specifically : an adherent of a sixth century sect of Monophysites compare patripassian

Word History


Medieval Latin theopaschita, from Late Greek theopaschitēs, from Greek the- + paschein to experience, suffer + -itēs -ite

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“Theopaschite.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Apr. 2024.

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