Etymology and definition
Etymology is from Greek κενόω (kenóō) "to empty out". The Liddell–Scott
Greek–English Lexicon gives the following simplified definition simplified for the noun:
- emptying, depletion, emptiness (of life) (e.g.
- depletion, low diet, as opposed to plerosis fullness (e.g.
- waning (of the moon) (e.g.