variants or less commonly enhypostasis
plural -s
: the dependence of the human nature of Christ upon his divine nature in such fashion that the second is the subsistent hypostasis of the first postulated (as in early Orthodox theology) as a doctrine of hypostatic union excluding an independent and impersonal existence of the human nature and emphasizing its subsistence from the beginning in the person of the Logos

Word History


New Latin, from Greek enypostatos substantial (verbal of enyphistasthai to subsist in, from en in + hyphistasthai to subsist, exist, stand under), after Greek statos standing, fixed: -stasia and Greek statos: stasis condition of standing, stoppage

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“Enhypostasia.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/enhypostasia. Accessed 22 Jul. 2024.

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