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Old Irish[edit]


Borrowing from Ecclesiastical Latin Christus, from Ancient Greek Χριστός (Khristós), proper noun use of χριστός (khristós, anointed), in translation of Biblical Hebrew מָשִׁיחַ (māšīaḥ, anointed)).


  • (nominative, accusative, and dative): IPA(key): /kʲrʲiːst/
  • (genitive and vocative): IPA(key): /kʲrʲiːsʲtʲ/

Proper noun[edit]

Críst m

  1. Christ
    • c. 800, Würzburg Glosses on the Pauline Epistles, published in Thesaurus Palaeohibernicus (reprinted 1987, Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies), edited and with translations by Whitley Stokes and John Strachan, vol. I, pp. 499–712, Wb. 14d26
      Is i persin Críst da·gníu-sa sin.
      It is in the person of Christ that I do that.

Derived terms[edit]



Old Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Nasalization
Críst Chríst Críst
pronounced with /ɡ(ʲ)-/
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.


  • Críst” in Dictionary of the Irish Language, Royal Irish Academy, 1913–76.