IHS

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Proper noun[edit]

IHS

  1. (institute, US) Initialism of Institute for Human Studies.
  2. (institute, US) Initialism of Institute for Humanist Studies.
  3. (service, US) Initialism of Indian Health Service (a US health agency)
  4. (Christianity) Monogram of ΙΗϹΟΥϹ (IĒSOuS), the Greek form of Jesus.
    Synonyms: IHC, JHC, JHS, YHS

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German[edit]

Noun[edit]

IHS

  1. (Austria) Initialism of Institute für Höhere Studien.

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

The reference to Jesus is from the first three letters of Jesus' name in Koine Greek, ΙΗΣΟΥΣ (IĒSOuS), arising perhaps circa 14th century. The interpretation as an abbreviation Iesus Hominum Salvator (Jesus, saviour of men) is apparently a later back-formation when the Greek was no longer remembered. (See wikipedia Christogram.)

Phrase[edit]

IHS

  1. In hoc signo (In this sign). Commonly seen on Christian churches.

Proper noun[edit]

IHS

  1. (Christianity) Initialism of Iesus Hominum Salvator (Jesus Savior of Men)).

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