a cross with the figure of the crucified Jesus Christ on it
Origin of crucifixMiddle English ; from Old French or ML; Old French crucefix ; from Ecclesiastical Medieval Latin crucifixus, origin, originally past participle of Ecclesiastical Late Latin crucifigere: see crucify
- An image or figure of Jesus on the cross.
- A cross viewed as a symbol of Jesus's crucifixion.
Origin of crucifixMiddle English, from Old French, from Late Latin crucif&imacron;xus, from Latin, past participle of crucif&imacron;gere, crucify; see crucify.
- A wooden cross used for crucifixions, as by the Romans.
- An ornamental or symbolic sculptural representation of Christ on a cross, often worn as a pendant or displayed in a Christian church.
- (gymnastics) The iron cross, a position on the rings where the gymnast holds the rings straight out on either side of the body.
From Old French crucefix (French crucifix), from Latin crucifixus