- A fellow Christian.
- And the more pity, that great folk should have countenance in this world to drown or hang themselves, more than their even christian. ― Shakespeare.
From Middle English evencristen, evencristene, from Old English *efencristena (“fellow-Christian”), equivalent to even- + Christian. Cognate with Old Frisian ivinkerstena, envkristena (“fellow-Christian”), Middle High German ebenkristen (“fellow-Christian”).