ईसाई धर्म

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Hindi[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Persian عیسای (īsāī) + Sanskrit धर्म (dharma).

Noun[edit]

ईसाई धर्म (Īsāī dharmmUrdu spelling عیسائی دھرم

  1. Christianity

Synonyms[edit]

Usage notes[edit]

When used by Christians, the phrase is usually rendered मसीही धर्म (Masīhī dharm), literally the "Messianic religion" ; a direct translation of the term "Christianity". In contrast, the phrase ईसाई धर्म (Īsāī dharm) literally means the "Jesuite religion", deriving from the Qur'anic form of Jesus' name, ईसा (Īsā).

References[edit]

  • McGregor, R.S, ed. The Oxford Hindi-English Dictionary, Oxford university press. 1993