What does the word "hypostatize" mean?
I have read various dictionary definitions, with examples, but I'm not sure I understand them.
For example, Merriam-Webster:
: to attribute real identity to (a concept)
Greek hypostatos substantially existing,
A comment below this question said it comes into English via "hypostatic".
Different people use hypostatic/hypostatis in different ways -- Wikipedia for example suggests it has a perplexingly diverse set of meanings -- physical and metaphysical, and (within metaphysics) both real being and its opposite (illusion or fallacy) -- yet it sounds like a word that ought to mean something specific.
To help me understand how it comes to mean different things, could you perhaps explain how the meaning of the word relates to or derives from its etymology (its Greek roots)?