- An example of the Messiah is Jesus Christ.
- An example of a messiah is a savior who will come and deliver the Jewish people from persecution.
- An example of amessiah is political leader who the conservatives believe is the answer to all of the world's problems.
The definition of a messiah is a savior or leader for some cause.
- Judaism the promised and expected deliverer of the Jews, who will bring an era of peace and justice
- Christianity Jesus, regarded as the realization of the prophecy that the Messiah would come and, hence, called the Christ
- [m-] any expected savior or liberator of a people or country
Also, for senses 1 & 2, Mes·si′as
Origin of Messiahused by the Geneva translators (1560) for Ecclesiastical Late Latin Messias and Middle English Messie, both ( Middle English via Old French from LL) from Ecclesiastical Greek Messias from Aramaic m?sh???, Classical Hebrew (language) m?sh?a?, literally , anointed
- also Mes·si·as The anticipated savior of the Jews. Used with the.
- also Messias Christianity Jesus. Used with the.
- messiah One who is anticipated as, regarded as, or professes to be a savior or liberator.
Origin of MessiahMiddle English Messias, Messie from Old French Messie from Late Latin Messīās from Greek from Aramaic məšihā the anointed one ( from məšah to anoint ) or Hebrew māšîah anointed ( from māšah to anoint )mšh
- The promised and expected savior or liberator of the Jewish people.
- A saviour or liberator of a group of people.
- (Christianity) Jesus