χριστός

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Ancient Greek[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From χρῑ́ω (khrī́ō, to rub, ceremonially anoint) +‎ -τος (-tos, verbal adjective suffix).

Pronunciation[edit]

 
  • Homophone: χρηστός (khrēstós) (Koine from the 4th century AD on)

Adjective[edit]

χρῑστός (khrīstósm (feminine χρῑστή, neuter χρῑστόν); first/second declension

  1. to be rubbed on, used as ointment or salve
  2. (biblical, in the Septuagint) describing someone who was ceremonially anointed

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Noun[edit]

χριστός (khristósm (genitive χριστοῦ); second declension

  1. (biblical) anointed one, translation of Hebrew משיח (mashiach, messiah)

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