noun hy·le \ˈhī(ˌ)lē\

Definition of hyle




  1. :  whatever receives form or determination from outside itself :  matter

  2. ; especially :  matter in its primordial, unorganized state

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Origin and Etymology of hyle

Late Latin, matter, from Greek hylē wood, matter; perhaps akin to Old English syll sill — more at sill

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