Talk:Χριστός

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Xριστός[edit]

I copied this spelling of Khristos from Wikipedia:Christianity. As far as I can tell it looks like the same characters... except possibly the third character might be different? Is there a way to tell which is correct? If this from WP is an error, can we direct this mistaken spelling to this page and can someone correct the error on Wikipedia? I don't know how. Dictabeard 00:33, 10 December 2010 (UTC)

Yeah it's a Unicode error, first letter is a capital Latin letter X. Mglovesfun (talk) 00:55, 10 December 2010 (UTC)

Meaning of khristos and christ[edit]

The meaning of "khristos" predates Christianity and its usage of the title "Christ" to apply to its leader Yeshua (Jesus). It is that older meaning that needs to be represented here first. From appearances its a kr_ fronted word possibly cognate with other kr_ fronted words, like crystal, kristalnacht, and krishna. The meaning of something in the "light" category is offered. -Inowen (talk) 19:33, 31 May 2018 (UTC)

crystal (and thus Kristallnacht) is from Greek krustallos, of unknown origin. kṛṣṇa is an Indo-Aryan word meaning 'black' (someone once tried to tell me it means 'perfect lord', possibly confusion with a form like kr-īśa). khristos means 'anointed', and indeed meant that before it was used to translate a Hebrew word; note that kh is not interchangeable with k. —Tamfang (talk) 22:19, 31 May 2018 (UTC)