Hesychast Hes"y*chast, n. [Gr. ? hermit, fr. ? to be still or quiet, fr. ? still, calm.] One of a mystical sect of the Greek Church in the fourteenth century; a quietist. --Brande & C.

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  • Hesychast — Der Begriff Hesychasmus (griechisch ἡσυχασμός hesychasmos) ist von dem altgriechischen Wort Hesychia (ἡσυχία hēsychia) abgeleitet, das Ruhe, Stille, Stillschweigen, Einsamkeit, Ungestörtheit, Untätigkeit, Rast, Gelassenheit, Friede bedeutet. Es… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Hesychast — Hesychastic, adj. /hes i kast /, n. one of a sect of mystics that originated in the 14th century among the monks on Mt. Athos, Greece. [1825 35; < ML hesychasta < Gk hesychastés a recluse, equiv. to hesycház(ein) to be quiet, be still (v. deriv.… …   Universalium

  • Hesychast — noun /ˈhɛsɪkæst/ A member of a school of quietist monks in fourteenth century Greece and Byzantium …   Wiktionary

  • Hesychast — He|sy|chạst, der; en, en [griech. hēsychaste̅s]: Anhänger des Hesychasmus …   Universal-Lexikon

  • Hesychast — He|sy|chast 〈[ çạst] m.; Gen.: en, Pl.: en〉 Anhänger des Hesychasmus …   Lexikalische Deutsches Wörterbuch

  • Hesychast — He|sy|chast der; en, en <aus gleichbed. gr. hēsychaste̅s, eigtl. »Einsiedler«> Anhänger des Hesychasmus …   Das große Fremdwörterbuch

  • hesychast — (G). A hermitheta, er, ir (G). A companionheter, o (G). Other, differentheur (G). Invent, discoverhex, a (G). Sixhex, i, io, «is, y (G). Habit …   Dictionary of word roots and combining forms

  • Hesychast — ♦ Someone who practiced the spiritual practices of hesychasm. (Fine, John V.A. Jr. The Late Medieval Balkans, 623) Related terms: Hesychasm …   Medieval glossary

  • hesychast — hes·y·chast …   English syllables

  • Hesychast — /ˈhɛsɪkæst/ (say hesikast) noun one of a sect of mystics which originated in the 14th century among the monks on Mt Athos, Greece. {Greek hēsychastēs a recluse} –Hesychastic, adjective …   Australian English dictionary

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