This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word kenosis
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Christ's voluntary divestment of his divine powers.
Origin: From κένωσις, from κενόειν (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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In Christian theology, kenosis is the 'self-emptying' of one's own will and becoming entirely receptive to God's divine will.
The word ἐκένωσεν is used in Philippians 2:7, "[Jesus] made himself nothing ..." or "...[he] emptied himself...", using the verb form κενόω "to empty". See also Strong's G2758.