χριστός

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Ancient Greek[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From χρίω (khríō, to rub, anoint).

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χριστός (khristósm, χριστή f, χριστόν n; first/second declension

  1. to be rubbed on, used as ointment or salve
  2. of persons anointed

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Noun[edit]

χριστός (khristós) (genitive χριστοῦ) m, second declension

  1. anointed one
  2. counterpart to Hebrew משיח (messiah) in Jewish/Christian writings

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