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Proper Orthography of St. Cyril's "one nature" phrase

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Howdy -

In writing a short paper for seminary, I'm a bit stuck on how to write a certain Greek phrase--the key "one incarnate nature of God the Word"--is the phrase spelled, "μία φύσις τοῦ θεοῦ λóγου σεσαρκωμένη," or μία φύσις τοῦ θεοῦ λóγου σεσαρχωμένη"

I'm a stickler for language, so any help you'd be able to give would be appreciate.
 

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Interesting how the first is found in St. John of Damascus
http://books.google.com/books?id=0PIUAAAAQAAJ&pg=PA1192&lpg=PA1192&dq=%CE%BC%CE%AF%CE%B1+%CF%86%CF%8D%CF%83%CE%B9%CF%82+%CF%84%CE%BF%E1%BF%A6+%CE%B8%CE%B5%CE%BF%E1%BF%A6+%CE%BB%C3%B3%CE%B3%CE%BF%CF%85+%CF%83%CE%B5%CF%83%CE%B1%CF%81%CF%87%CF%89%CE%BC%CE%AD%CE%BD%CE%B7&source=bl&ots=LWE_rsvZhk&sig=AfdUrw0JW-TxPsPmDSwq3gEr3BQ&hl=en&ei=td7eS7y3HYPSNaLlscwK&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=2&ved=0CAsQ6AEwAQ#v=onepage&q&f=false

the second in St. Maximos:
http://books.google.com/books?id=0PIUAAAAQAAJ&pg=PA1192&lpg=PA1192&dq=%CE%BC%CE%AF%CE%B1+%CF%86%CF%8D%CF%83%CE%B9%CF%82+%CF%84%CE%BF%E1%BF%A6+%CE%B8%CE%B5%CE%BF%E1%BF%A6+%CE%BB%C3%B3%CE%B3%CE%BF%CF%85+%CF%83%CE%B5%CF%83%CE%B1%CF%81%CF%87%CF%89%CE%BC%CE%AD%CE%BD%CE%B7&source=bl&ots=LWE_rsv-lo&sig=zNZct3ukCAwo57RYDYRqfQi-5eQ&hl=en&ei=qd_eS4SSGIHaNZGKoTg&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=2&ved=0CAsQ6AEwAQ#v=onepage&q&f=false

Looking this up, I came across Migne online at google books:
http://books.google.com/books?id=Q4sZAAAAYAAJ&pg=PA1791&lpg=PA1791&dq=%CE%BC%CE%AF%CE%B1+%CF%86%CF%8D%CF%83%CE%B9%CF%82+%CF%84%CE%BF%E1%BF%A6+%CE%B8%CE%B5%CE%BF%E1%BF%A6+%CE%BB%C3%B3%CE%B3%CE%BF%CF%85+%CF%83%CE%B5%CF%83%CE%B1%CF%81%CF%87%CF%89%CE%BC%CE%AD%CE%BD%CE%B7&source=bl&ots=oAXCILBqTt&sig=D3-gV-V4MZ1YnyuekRi4rkMqn_U&hl=en&ei=qd_eS4SSGIHaNZGKoTg&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=5&ved=0CBQQ6AEwBA#
 

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DavidBryan said:
Hi!  Christ is Risen!

DavidBryan said:
In writing a short paper for seminary, I'm a bit stuck on how to write a certain Greek phrase--the key "one incarnate nature of God the Word"--is the phrase spelled, "μία φύσις τοῦ θεοῦ λóγου σεσαρκωμένη," or μία φύσις τοῦ θεοῦ λóγου σεσαρχωμένη"

I'm a stickler for language, so any help you'd be able to give would be appreciate.
Well, the Fathers were sticklers for language, so you're in good company.  It is σεσαρκωμένη, from σάρξ, σαρκός - flesh (used here for incarnate).
 

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ialmisry said:
Interesting how the first is found in St. John of Damascus
It's hard to see, but if you zoom in on Google's scan, you'll see the search engine just misidentifies the κ as a χ. It's a pretty low quality scan. Anyway, that Migne edition of St. John says σεσαρκωμένη, as it should.
 
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