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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun The relinquishment of some of the attributes of God by Jesus in becoming man and suffering death.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun In theology, the self-limitation and self-renunciation of the Son of God in the incarnation.

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  • noun Christianity Christ's voluntary divestment of his divine powers.

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Late Greek kenōsis, from Greek, an emptying, from kenoun, to empty, from kenos, empty.]

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From Ancient Greek κένωσις ("emptying"), from κενόειν ("to empty") (with reference to Philippians 2.vii, "But he emptied himself, taking the form of a slave, becoming as human beings are" – New Jerusalem Version).

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  • The relinquishment of the form of God by Jesus in becoming man.

    May 12, 2008

  • Sort of like ketosis the relinquishment of carbs.

    May 12, 2008