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Etymology of the name Christ

Posted by Johannes on 6 March 2011

Word origin of the name Christ
Christ comes from the Greek word Christos (Gr: Χριστός), which means “the anointed one”. It was a translation of the Jewish word Messiah.

Jesus Christ, Saint Catherine’s Monastery, Mount Sinai.

From the same root:

Christmas, Christian, Christianity, Christology.

In modern Greek (Romeika):
a) Christos: Christ [Gr: Χριστός]
b) Christianos: Christian [Gr: Χριστιανός]
c) Christugenna: Christmas [Gr: Χριστούγεννα; lit. Christ’s birth]
d) Christologia: Christology [Gr: Χριστολογία]
e) Christianismos: Christianity [Gr: Χριστιανισμός]
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