pleroma

noun

ple·​ro·​ma
plə̇ˈrōmə
plural pleromas or pleromata
1
a
: the fullness of divine excellencies and powers
the pleroma of the Godhead resides in Christ corporeallyPhilip Schaff
b
: the fullness of being of the divine life held in Gnosticism to comprise the aeons as well as the uncreated monad or dyad from which they have proceeded
2
[New Latin, from Late Latin, fullness] : plerome
pleromatic
¦plirə¦matik
adjective

Word History

Etymology

Late Latin, fullness, from Greek plērōma that which fills, from plēroun to make full, from plērēs full

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“Pleroma.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pleroma. Accessed 14 Jun. 2024.

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