Christ

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old English Crist, from Latin Christus, from Ancient Greek Χριστός(Khristós), proper noun use of χριστός(khristós, the anointed one), a calque of מָשִׁיחַ(māšīaḥr, anointed) (whence English messiah).

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Proper noun[edit]

Christ

  1. The anointed one or messiah predicted in the Hebrew Bible.
    • 1611, Bible (KJV), Matthew 24:24:
      For there shall arise false Christs, and false prophets, and shall shew great signs and wonders; insomuch that, if it were possible, they shall deceive the very elect.
  2. (Christianity) A title given to Jesus of Nazareth, seen as the fulfiller of the messianic prophecy; often treated as a personal name.

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Noun[edit]

Christ ‎(plural Christs)

  1. (art) A figure or other artistic depiction of Jesus Christ.

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Christ

  1. An expletive.

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Use is considered blasphemous by most Christians.

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Most common English words before 1923: speaking · circumstances · sitting · #787: Christ · begin · wait · laughed

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Proper noun[edit]

Christ m

  1. Christ

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German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle High German kriste.

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Christ m ‎(genitive Christen, plural Christen)

  1. a Christian
    • 1888, Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche, Der Antichrist, § 58
      Nihilist und Christ: das reimt sich, das reimt sich nicht bloss.
      Nihilist and Christian: they rhyme [in fact], they do not merely rhyme [phonetically].

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  • Christ is a weak noun in the standard language, but is part of a group of nouns which have a stark tendency to be strong colloquially, so one might hear dem Christ instead of dem Christen.

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Noun[edit]

Christ m ‎(genitive Christs, no plural)

  1. Christ
    • Christian song Christ ist erstanden:
      Christ ist erstanden von der Marter alle. Des solln wir alle froh sein; Christ will unser Trost sein. Kyrieleis.

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Proper noun[edit]

Christ m

  1. Christ

Norman[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin Christus, from Ancient Greek Χριστός(Khristós), proper noun use of χριστός(khristós, the anointed one).

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Christ m

  1. (Jersey, Christianity) Christ

Scots[edit]

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Christ

  1. Christ

Welsh[edit]

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Christ m

  1. aspirate mutation of Crist(Christ)

Mutation[edit]

Welsh mutation
radical soft nasal aspirate
Crist Grist Nghrist Christ
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.