Hippolytus
noun Etymology: Latin, from Greek Hippolytos Date: 1567 a son of Theseus falsely accused of amorous advances by his stepmother and killed by his father through the agency of Poseidon

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  • Hippolytus — Hippolytus, altkirchlicher Schriftsteller, Schüler des Irenäus (s. d.), Presbyter in Rom, nach dem Tode des Bischofs Zephyrinus 217 in scharfem Gegensatz zu dessen Nachfolger Calixtus I. (s. d.) wegen Fragen des Dogmas und mehr noch der… …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Hippolytus — Hippolytus, s. Phädra …   Herders Conversations-Lexikon

  • Hippolytus — masc. proper name, son of Theseus in Greek mythology, from Gk. Hippolytos, lit. letting horses loose, from hippos horse (see EQUINE (Cf. equine) + stem of lyein (see LOSE (Cf. lose)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • Hippolytus — [hi päl′i təs] n. Gr. Myth. a son of Theseus: when he rejects the love of his stepmother, Phaedra, she turns Theseus against him by false accusations, and at Theseus request, Poseidon brings about his death …   English World dictionary

  • Hippolytus — Hippolyt (Hippolytos, Hyppolitus; * um 170 vermutlich im Osten des römischen Reiches; † 235 auf Sardinien) war erster Gegenbischof von Rom der Geschichte (seit 217 „Gegenpapst“). Ab 192 war er Presbyter in Rom. Er war Schüler des Irenäus von Lyon …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Hippolytus — /hi pol i teuhs/, n. Also, Hippolytos /hi pol i teuhs, tos /. Class. Myth. the son of Theseus who was falsely accused by his stepmother, Phaedra, of raping her after he had rejected her advances and who was killed by Poseidon in response to the… …   Universalium

  • HIPPOLYTUS — I. HIPPOLYTUS Ep. Arabiae, vel, ut alii volunt, Portus urbis seu Aug. in Dioecesi Rom. discip. Clem. Alexandrini. Ab Ambrosio quodam, qui Marcionitarum deliria ieuraverat, permotus est, ut in S. Scripturam commentaretur, additis septem… …   Hofmann J. Lexicon universale

  • Hippolytus — (c. 170–c. 236)    Antipope, Theologian and Saint.    Little definite is known of the life of Hippolytus. origen heard him preach as a presbyter in Rome; he set himself up as antipope during the Pontificate of Callistus, but he was probably… …   Who’s Who in Christianity

  • Hippolytus — /hɪˈpɒlətəs/ (say hi poluhtuhs) noun Greek Legend the son of Theseus by Hippolyte, who was falsely accused by his stepmother Phaedra of raping her. Theseus called upon Poseidon for vengeance, and the god sent a sea monster which caused Hippolytus …   Australian English dictionary

  • Hippolytus — Hippolўtus, Kirchenvater, Schüler des Irenäus, seit 190 in Rom, Haupt der strengen Partei, Verteidiger der Gottheit Christi, 217 zum Gegenbischof gegen Calixtus I. gewählt, gest. nach 235 in der Verbannung auf Sardinien; Urheber der abendländ.… …   Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

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