from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Christianity An adherent of the doctrine that in the person of Jesus there was but a single, divine nature. Coptic and Syrian Christians profess this doctrine.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A member of an early Christian sect which held that Jesus Christ has one nature, as opposed to the orthodox view that Christ has two natures, both fully man and fully God, and is co-eternal and co-substantial with the Father.
- adj. Describing the beliefs of a Μonophysite.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. One of a sect, in the ancient church, who maintained that the human and divine in Jesus Christ constituted but one composite nature. Also used adjectively.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One who holds that there is but one nature in Christ; more specifically, one of a sect which teaches that there is but one commingled or compound nature in Christ, partly divine and partly human, in contradistinction to the orthodox doctrine that by the incarnation two complete and perfect natures, the divine and the human, are united without confusion or mutation in the one person of Christ.
- Same as Monophysitical.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. an adherent of Monophysitism
- adj. of or relating to Monophysitism
Late Latin monophysīta, from Late Greek monophusītēs : Greek mono-, mono- + Greek phusis, nature; see bheuə- in Indo-European roots.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Medieval Latin monophysita, from Byzantine Ancient Greek μονοφυσίτης (monophusitēs), from μόνος (monos, "single") + φύσις (phusis, "nature"). (Wiktionary)