Christ

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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

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Christ

  1. The anointed one or messiah predicted in the Hebrew Bible.
  2. (Christianity) A title given to Jesus of Nazareth, seen as the fulfiller of the messianic prophecy; often treated as a personal name.
  3. A surname​.

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Noun[edit]

Christ (plural Christs)

  1. (arts) 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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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle French Christ, borrowed from Latin Christus, from Ancient Greek Χριστός (Khristós), proper noun use of χριστός (khristós, the anointed one), a calque of Hebrew מָשִׁיחַ (māšīaḥ, anointed).

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Christ m

  1. Christ

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German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle High German kriste.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /kʁɪst/
  • (file)

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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 strong tendency to be strong colloquially, so one might hear dem Christ instead of dem Christen.

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Christ m (genitive Christs, no plural)

  1. (archaic) Christ
    Synonym: Christus (the usual modern form)
    • Christian song Christ ist erstanden:
      Christ ist erstanden von der Marter alle. Des solln wir alle froh sein; Christ will unser Trost sein. Kyrieleis.
      Christ is risen from all torment. Therefore we should all be happy; Christ will be our comfort. Kyrie eleison.

Middle English[edit]

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Christ

  1. Alternative form of Crist

Middle French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Latin Christus.

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Christ m

  1. Christ

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Norman[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed 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]

Proper noun[edit]

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.