Jesu

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See also: jesu, JEsu, and Jésû

English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle English Jesu, from the vocative (and genitive, etc) form Jēsū of Latin Jēsūs, and also reflective of the vocative (and genitive, etc) form Ἰησοῦ (Iēsoû) of Ancient Greek Ἰησοῦς (Iēsoûs). Gradually displaced as the normal form by Jesus in the Middle English and Early Modern English period, but retained or restored especially in a few religious texts on the model of Latin and Greek.[1][2][3]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈd͡ʒiː.zuː/, /ˈd͡ʒiː.suː/, /ˈd͡ʒeɪ.zuː/, /ˈd͡ʒeɪ.suː/, /ˈjeɪ.zuː/, /ˈjeɪ.suː/

Proper noun[edit]

Jesu

  1. (poetic, archaic) Jesus
    • S. Baring-Gould
      Jesu, give the weary / Calm and sweet repose.
    • For more quotations using this term, see Citations:Jesu.

Usage notes[edit]

Mostly used in direct address, where the vocative in Latin or Greek would be used.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Jesu”, in Lexico, Dictionary.com; Oxford University Press, 2019–2022.
  2. ^ Jesu”, in Dictionary.com Unabridged, Dictionary.com, LLC, 1995–present., “Jesus”, in Dictionary.com Unabridged, Dictionary.com, LLC, 1995–present.
  3. ^ Douglas Harper (2001–2023), “Jesu”, in Online Etymology Dictionary.

Anagrams[edit]


Danish[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Jesu

  1. (Christianity) genitive of Jesus
  2. (Christianity) vocative of Jesus

Usage notes[edit]

Non-mandatory -- the form Jesus may be used in all grammatical contexts.


German[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈjeːzu/
  • (file)

Proper noun[edit]

Jesu

  1. genitive/dative/vocative of Jesus
  2. ablative of Jesus (if adopted)

Latin[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Jēsū

  1. genitive/dative/ablative/vocative singular of Jēsūs

Norwegian[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Jesu

  1. genitive of Jesus
  2. (archaic) vocative of Jesus

Swedish[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Jesu

  1. genitive of Jesus
    Synonym: Jesus
  2. (dated) vocative of Jesus