crucifixion

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin noun of process crucifixio, from perfect passive participle crucifixus, fixed to a cross, from cruci datative case of crux (cross), + verb ficere (fix, do), variant form of facere (do, make).

Noun[edit]

crucifixion (plural crucifixions)

  1. An execution by being nailed or tied to an upright cross and left to hang there until dead.
    Rome used crucifixions as a deterrent, and standard for the 'vilest' crimes, such as slave rebellion.
  2. (absolute use, often capitalized: The Crucifixion) The death on the Cross of Christ.
  3. (figuratively) An ordeal, terrible, especially malicious treatment imposed upon someone.
    The suspects' hostile interrogation amounted to a public crucifixion.

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Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /kʁy.si.fik.sjɔ̃/

Noun[edit]

crucifixion f (plural crucifixions)

  1. A crucifixion, death on the cross; terrible treatment

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Etymology[edit]

From Latin crucifixiō, crucifixiōnem.

Noun[edit]

crucifixion f (plural crucifixions)

  1. crucifixion