ple·​ro·​ma | \ plə̇ˈrōmə \
plural pleromas or pleromata

Definition of pleroma

1 : plenitude:
a : the fullness of divine excellencies and powers the pleroma of the Godhead resides in Christ corporeally— Philip 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

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Other Words from pleroma

pleromatic \ ¦plirə¦matik \ adjective

History and Etymology for pleroma

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

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“Pleroma.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Jun. 2021.

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