Meaning of nunc stans in English:

nunc stans


  • Eternity or eternal existence, especially as an attribute of God, conceived not as infinite temporal duration but as a form of existence not subject to the limitations of time, and hence involving neither change nor succession. Also occasionally in extended use, especially with reference to mystical experience.


nunc stans

/ˌnʌŋk ˈstanz/ /ˌnʊŋk ˈstanz/


Mid 17th century; earliest use found in Thomas Hobbes (1588–1679), philosopher. From classical Latin nunc now + stāns, present participle of stāre to stand.