messiah

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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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messiah (plural messiahs)

  1. (Abrahamic tradition) The one who is ordained by God to lead the people of Israel, believed by Christians to be Jesus Christ.
  2. An extremely powerful divine figure.

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