hyle

noun
hy·​le | \ˈhī(ˌ)lē\
plural -s

Definition of hyle 

philosophy

: whatever receives form or determination from outside itself : matter especially : matter in its primordial, unorganized state

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History and Etymology for hyle

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

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