Christ meaning

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The definition of Christ is Jesus, the Messiah whose coming was predicted in the Old Testament.

An example of Christ is the man who rose from the dead after being put to death by Pontius Pilate.

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Jesus as considered in Christianity to be the Messiah.
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The Messiah, as foretold by the prophets of the Hebrew Scriptures. Often used with the.
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(person, proper) The Messiah whose appearance is prophesied in the Old Testament.
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(person) Jesus of Nazareth, regarded by Christians as the realization of the Messianic prophecy.
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Alternative form of Christ.
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Origin of christ

  • Middle English Crist from Old English Crīst from Latin Chrīstus from Greek Khrīstos from khrīstos anointed verbal adj. of khrīein to anoint ghrēi- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition