Definitions for hypostasis
haɪˈpɒs tə sɪs, hɪ-; -ˌsizhy·posta·sis
Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word hypostasis.
the suppression of a gene by the effect of an unrelated gene
the accumulation of blood in an organ
hypostasis, hypostasis of Christnoun
any of the three persons of the Godhead constituting the Trinity especially the person of Christ in which divine and human natures are united
(metaphysics) essential nature or underlying reality
A sedimentary deposit, especially in urine.
The essential person, specifically the single person of Christ (as distinguished from his two 'natures', human and divine), or of the three 'persons' of the Trinity (comprising a single 'essence').
The underlying reality or substance of something.
The effect of one gene preventing another from expressing.
Etymology: From ecclesiastical hypostasis, from ὑπόστασις, from ὑπό + στάσις.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Etymology: hypostase, French; ὑϖόστασις.
The oneness of our Lord Jesus Christ, referring to the several hypostases in the one eternal, indivisible, divine nature, and the eternity of the Son’s generation, and his co-eternity and consubstantiality with the Father, are assertions equivalent to those before comprised in the ancient more simple article. Henry Hammond, on Fundamentals.
that which forms the basis of anything; underlying principle; a concept or mental entity conceived or treated as an existing being or thing
substance; subsistence; essence; person; personality; -- used by the early theologians to denote any one of the three subdivisions of the Godhead, the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit
principle; an element; -- used by the alchemists in speaking of salt, sulphur, and mercury, which they considered as the three principles of all material bodies
that which is deposited at the bottom of a fluid; sediment
Etymology: [L., fr. Gr. subsistence, substance, fr. to stand under; under + to stand, middle voice of to cause to stand. See Hypo-, and Stand.]
The concept of hypostasis as the shared existence of spiritual or corporal entities has been used in a number of religious and intellectual settings. The word hypostasis means underlying state or underlying substance, and is the fundamental reality that supports all else. In Neoplatonism the hypostasis of the Soul, Spirit and the One was addressed by Plotinus. In Christian theology, a hypostasis or person is one of the three elements of the Holy Trinity.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
hī-pos′ta-sis, n. a substance: the essence or real personal subsistence or substance of each of the three divisions of the Godhead.—adjs. Hypostat′ic, -al.—adv. Hypostat′ically.—v.t. Hypos′tatīse. [L.,—Gr. hypostasis—hyphistēmi—hypo, under, histēmi, I make to stand.]
The numerical value of hypostasis in Chaldean Numerology is: 9
The numerical value of hypostasis in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7
Popularity rank by frequency of use
Translations for hypostasis
From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary
Get even more translations for hypostasis »
Find a translation for the hypostasis definition in other languages:
Select another language:
- - Select -
- 简体中文 (Chinese - Simplified)
- 繁體中文 (Chinese - Traditional)
- Español (Spanish)
- Esperanto (Esperanto)
- 日本語 (Japanese)
- Português (Portuguese)
- Deutsch (German)
- العربية (Arabic)
- Français (French)
- Русский (Russian)
- ಕನ್ನಡ (Kannada)
- 한국어 (Korean)
- עברית (Hebrew)
- Gaeilge (Irish)
- Українська (Ukrainian)
- اردو (Urdu)
- Magyar (Hungarian)
- मानक हिन्दी (Hindi)
- Indonesia (Indonesian)
- Italiano (Italian)
- தமிழ் (Tamil)
- Türkçe (Turkish)
- తెలుగు (Telugu)
- ภาษาไทย (Thai)
- Tiếng Việt (Vietnamese)
- Čeština (Czech)
- Polski (Polish)
- Bahasa Indonesia (Indonesian)
- Românește (Romanian)
- Nederlands (Dutch)
- Ελληνικά (Greek)
- Latinum (Latin)
- Svenska (Swedish)
- Dansk (Danish)
- Suomi (Finnish)
- فارسی (Persian)
- ייִדיש (Yiddish)
- հայերեն (Armenian)
- Norsk (Norwegian)
- English (English)
Word of the Day
Would you like us to send you a FREE new word definition delivered to your inbox daily?
Discuss these hypostasis definitions with the community:
Use the citation below to add this definition to your bibliography:
"hypostasis." Definitions.net. STANDS4 LLC, 2022. Web. 4 Oct. 2022. <https://www.definitions.net/definition/hypostasis>.