Dyophysite

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From ecclesiastical Ancient Greek δυοϕυσῖται (duoϕusitai), from δύο (duo, two) + ϕύσις (ϕusis, nature).

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Dyophysite (plural Dyophysites)

  1. (theology) Someone who believes in the doctrine that there are ‘two natures’, human and divine, in Christ.
    • 2009, Diarmaid MacCulloch, A History of Christianity, Penguin 2010, p. 247:
      Monasteries among the Dyophysites were strengthened through the military success of the Sassanian Shah Khusrau II in areas of the Byzantine Empire along the eastern Mediterranean.

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