Messias

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin Messias, from Hellenistic Ancient Greek Μεσσίας (Messías), from Aramaic משיחא (məšīḥā), from Classical Hebrew מָשִׁיחַ (māšîaḥ, anointed).

Proper noun[edit]

Messias

  1. (obsolete) The Messiah.
    • Bible, John iv. 25
      I know that Messias cometh, which is called Christ.

German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin Messias, from Hellenistic Ancient Greek Μεσσίας (Messías), from Aramaic משיחא (məšīḥā), from Classical Hebrew מָשִׁיחַ (māšîaḥ, anointed).

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Noun[edit]

Messias m (genitive Messias, plural Messiasse)

  1. (Christianity) The Messiah / messiah (Jesus Christ, Jesus the Messiah, Jesus the Christ).
  2. Any other person believed or claiming to be the Messiah / messiah.
  3. (figuratively) A messiah or messiah-like figure.

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From the Ancient Greek Μεσσῑ́ᾱς (Messī́ās), from the Hebrew מָשִׁיחַ (mashíakh, anointed”, “messiah).

Pronunciation[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Messīās m (genitive Messīae); first declension

  1. the Messiah, Christ

Declension[edit]

First declension, Greek type masculine in -ās.

Number Singular
nominative Messīās
genitive Messīae
dative Messīae
accusative Messīān
ablative Messīā
vocative Messīa

References[edit]

  • Messīas in Charlton T. Lewis & Charles Short, A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1879

Portuguese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin Messias, from Hellenistic Ancient Greek Μεσσίας (Messías), from Aramaic משיחא (məšīḥā), from Classical Hebrew מָשִׁיחַ (māšîaḥ, anointed).

Proper noun[edit]

Messias m

  1. (Christianity) Messiah (Christianity: Jesus)