hypostasis

noun /hʌɪˈpɒstəsɪs/
a) 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’).

Physician: I have viewed your urine, and the hypostasis, / Thick and obscure, doth make the danger great.

b) The underlying reality or substance of something.

What did the God who hammered the universe together have to do with virtue, redemption, the strange doctrine of hypostasis?


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  • Hypostasis — Hy*pos ta*sis, n.; pl. {Hypostases}. [L., fr. Gr. ? subsistence, substance, fr. ? to stand under; ? under + ? to stand, middle voice of ? to cause to stand. See {Hypo }, and {Stand}.] 1. That which forms the basis of anything; underlying… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • hypostasis — hypostasis. См. гипостаз. (Источник: «Англо русский толковый словарь генетических терминов». Арефьев В.А., Лисовенко Л.А., Москва: Изд во ВНИРО, 1995 г.) …   Молекулярная биология и генетика. Толковый словарь.

  • Hypostăsis — (gr.), 1) so v.w. Wesen, Natur; s.u. Trinität; daher Hypostatisch, wesentlich, persönlich; Hypostasiren, ein Merkmal eines Gegenstandes selbst zu einem Gegenstand machen, od. es als solchen behandeln; 2) (Chem.), Bodensatz, bes. Harnsatz; 3)… …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Hypostasis — Hypostasis, griech., Grundlage, Wesen, Persönlichkeit; daher hypostatisch, wesentlich, persönlich; hypostasiren, etwas als Gegenstand betrachten, das Merkmal für den Gegenstand selbst setzen …   Herders Conversations-Lexikon

  • hypostasis — index center (essence), essence, spirit, substance (essential nature) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • HYPOSTASIS — Graece Υ῾πόςτασις, vox in Eccl. Dei frequens: In Symbolo Athanasii occurrit, de Persona, praeeunte Scripturâ, Hebr. c. 1. v. 3. Ubi Christus dicitur χαρακτὴρ τῆς ὑποςτάσεως τȏυ πατρὸς, Character subsistentiae (i. e. personae) Partis, q. d. imago… …   Hofmann J. Lexicon universale

  • hypostasis — [hī päs′tə sis, hipäs′tə sis] n. pl. hypostases [hī päs′təsēz΄, hi päs′tə sēz΄] [Gr, a supporting, foundation < hyphistanai, to set under, pass, stand under < hypo , under (see HYPO ) + histanai, to STAND, cause to stand] 1. the masking or… …   English World dictionary

  • Hypostasis — See:* Hypostatic abstraction * Hypostasis (linguistics) * Hypostasis (organization) * Hypostasis (philosophy) * Hypostasis (medicine) …   Wikipedia

  • Hypostasis — Hy|pos|ta|sis die; , ...asen <über spätlat. hypostasis aus gleichbed. gr. hypóstasis> svw. ↑Hypostase …   Das große Fremdwörterbuch

  • Hypostasis — hipostazė statusas T sritis ekologija ir aplinkotyra apibrėžtis Vieno kurio nors geno reiškimosi organizmo fenotipe slopinimas. Lemia nealelinis genas ar genų grupė, esanti kitoje tos pačios chromosomos vietoje arba kitoje chromosomoje.… …   Ekologijos terminų aiškinamasis žodynas

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