Hylism
Hylism Hy"lism, n. [Gr. ? wood, matter.] (Metaph.) A theory which regards matter as the original principle of evil. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • hylism — hyˈlicism or hyˈlism noun Materialism • • • Main Entry: ↑hyle * * * hylism (ˈhaɪlɪz(ə)m) [f. hyle + ism.] = hylicism. In mod. Dicts …   Useful english dictionary

  • hylism — noun A theory which regards matter as the original principle of evil …   Wiktionary

  • Hylicist — Hy li*cist, n. [Gr. ? adj., material, fr. ? wood, matter.] A philosopher who treats chiefly of matter; one who adopts or teaches hylism. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • hyle —   n. matter.    ♦ hylic, a. material.    ♦ hylism n. materialism …   Dictionary of difficult words

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”