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[ki-noh-sis] /kɪˈnoʊ sɪs/

noun, Theology.
the doctrine that Christ relinquished His divine attributes so as to experience human suffering.
(Christianity) Christ’s voluntary renunciation of certain divine attributes, in order to identify himself with mankind (Philippians 2:6–7)

from Greek kenosis “an emptying,” from kenoein “to empty,” from PIE *ken- “empty.” From Phil. ii:7. Related: Kenotic.


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