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Christ (kraɪst



  1. Jesus of Nazareth (Jesus Christ), regarded by Christians as fulfilling Old Testament prophecies of the Messiah
  2. the Messiah or anointed one of God as the subject of Old Testament prophecies
  3. an image or picture of Christ



  1. (taboo, slang) an oath expressing annoyance, surprise, etc


See also


Derived Forms

ˈChristly  adjective

Word Origin

Old English Crīst, from Latin Chrīstus, from Greek khristos anointed one (from khriein to anoint), translating Hebrew māshīah Messiah


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= Jesus Christ, Our Lord, the Galilean, the Good Shepherd, the Nazarene

Translations for 'Christ'

  • British English: Christ Christ is one of the names of Jesus, whom Christians believe to be the son of God and whose teachings are the basis of Christianity....the teachings of Christ.kraɪst NOUN
  • Arabic: الـمَسِيح
  • Brazilian Portuguese: Cristo
  • Chinese: 耶稣基督
  • Croatian: Krist
  • Czech: Kristus
  • Danish: Kristus
  • Dutch: Christus
  • European Spanish: Cristo
  • Finnish: Kristus
  • French: Christ
  • German: Christus
  • Greek: Χριστός
  • Italian: Cristo
  • Japanese: キリスト
  • Korean: 그리스도
  • Norwegian: Kristus
  • Polish: Chrystus
  • Portuguese: Cristo
  • Romanian: Hristos
  • Russian: Христос
  • Spanish: Cristo
  • Swedish: Kristus
  • Thai: พระเยซูคริสต์
  • Turkish: İsa
  • Ukrainian: Христос
  • Vietnamese: Chúa Giê-su


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