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 a messiah is political leader who the conservatives believe is the answer to all of the world's problems.
Other Word Forms
Origin of messiah
- Middle English Messias, Messie from Old French Messie from Late Latin Messīās from Greek from Aramaic məšiḥā the anointed one (from məšaḥ to anoint) or Hebrew māšîaḥ anointed (from māšaḥ to anoint) mšḥ in Semitic roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition