crucifixion

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin noun of process crucifīxiō, from perfect passive participle crucifīxus (fixed to a cross), from crux (cross) + fīgō.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˌkɹuːsɪˈfɪkʃən/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: cru‧ci‧fix‧ion

Noun[edit]

crucifixion (countable and uncountable, plural crucifixions)

  1. An execution by being nailed or tied to an upright cross and left to hang there until dead.
    Rome used crucifixions as a deterrent, and standard for the 'vilest' crimes, such as slave rebellion.
    • 1979, Monty Python's Life of Brian:
      Centurion: Stabbed? Takes a second. Crucifixion lasts hours! It's a slow, horrible death! / Matthias: Well, at least it gets you out in the open air.
    1. (Christianity, often capitalized) The death on the Cross of Christ.
  2. (military, historical, colloquial) The military punishment of being tied to a fixed object, often with the limbs in a stretched position.
  3. (figuratively) An ordeal, terrible, especially malicious treatment imposed upon someone.
    The suspects' hostile interrogation amounted to a public crucifixion.

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crucifixion f (plural crucifixions)

  1. A crucifixion, death on the cross
  2. terrible treatment

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Norman[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin crucifixiō, crucifixiōnem.

Noun[edit]

crucifixion f (plural crucifixions)

  1. (Jersey) crucifixion