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See also: iesus


Proper noun[edit]


  1. Archaic spelling of Jesus.
    • 1660, Doctour Cranmer, Arch-Bishop of Canterbury, Dr. Goodrick, Bishop of Ely, Dr. Skip, Bishop of Hereford, Dr. Thirlby, Bishop of Westminster, Dr. Day, Bishop of Chichester, Dr. Holbeck, Bishop of Lincoln, Dr. Ridley, Bishop of Rochester, Dr. May, Dean of St. Paul's, Dr. Taylor, Dean of Lincoln, Dr. Heyns, Dean of Exeter, Dr. Redman, Dean of Westminster, Dr. Cos, Almoner to King Edward the Sixth, & Mr. Robinson, Arch-Deacon of Leicester, The Book of Common Prayer, and Administration of the Sacraments, and Other Rites and Ceremonies of the Church of England:
      And forthwith he came to Iesus and said, Hail master, and kissed him. And Iesus said unto him , Friend , wherefore art thou come?
    • 1670, The True Portraiture of the Church of Iesus-Christ:
      In no wise: For Iesus Christ remains alwayes first and supreme Pastor, and S. Peter and his Successors are only his Lievtenants and Vicars upon earth; and in this manner that doth rather raise Iesus Christs authority, than lessen it ; for even as it is an honor to a King to have under him Governors of Provinces, vice-Royes, Lievrenants and Generalls of Armies, to whom his Subjects pay obedience, because of the power given them by the King : so likewise it is an honor to Iesus Christ to have in the Kingdom of his Church Vicars and Lievtenents that my visibly govern his Church, and whom he hath commanded us to obey as his own self.
    • 1684, Thomas Sternhold & John Hopkins, The Whole Book of Psalms: Collected Into English Metre, page 2:
      Paul a prisoner of Iesus Christ, and Timothy our brother unto Philemon our dearly beloved, and fellow-labourer.



Ιmāgō Iēsū in Sānctā SophiāAn image of Jesus in Hagia Sophia

Alternative forms[edit]


From Ancient Greek Ἰησοῦς (Iēsoûs), from Hebrew יֵשׁוּעַ(Yēšûaʿ).


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Proper noun[edit]

Iēsūs m sg (irregular, genitive Iēsū); fourth declension

  1. Jesus
    • 405, Jerome and others, Vulgate, Marcus 1:1
      initium evangeliī Iēsū Chrīstī Fīliī Deī
      the beginning of the gospel of Jesus Christ, the Son of God

Usage notes[edit]

  • The nominative form is given as Iēsūs (following Ancient Greek Ἰησοῦς (Iēsoûs)) rather than Iēsus in recent dictionaries, notably in the Woordenboek Latijn/Nederlands (7th revised edition, 2018) and in the Dictionnaire Latin Français (2016).


Fourth-declension noun (highly irregular), singular only.

Case Singular
Nominative Iēsūs
Genitive Iēsū
Dative Iēsū
Accusative Iēsum
Ablative Iēsū
Vocative Iēsū


  • Aragonese: Chesús
  • Asturian: Xesús
  • Car Nicobarese: Yēsū
  • Catalan: Jesús
  • Corsican: Gesù
  • English: Jesus
  • Esperanto: Jesuo
  • Finnish: Jeesus
  • French: Jésus
  • Galician: Xesús


  • Iesus in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • Iesus in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré Latin-Français, Hachette

Middle French[edit]

Proper noun[edit]


  1. Jesus

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