ho·​mo·​ou·​si·​an hō-ˌmō-ˈü-zē-ən How to pronounce homoousian (audio)
: an adherent of an ecclesiastical party of the fourth century holding to the doctrine of the Nicene Creed that the Son is of the same substance with the Father

Word History


Late Greek homoousios of the same substance, from Greek hom- + ousia substance — more at homoiousian

First Known Use

1565, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of homoousian was in 1565

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Cite this Entry

“Homoousian.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/homoousian. Accessed 6 Dec. 2023.

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