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Definition of the noun Chi-Rho

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  1. A combination of the Greek letters chi and rho, displayed ☧.

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Google previewConstantine & Rome (2004)

by R. Ross Holloway

The vision of an army advancing with a wall of shields adorned with the talismanic Chi-Rho is a dramatic one, but if Constantine's dream did occur just before the day of battle while the army was on the march, how, one may ask, was the paint ...

Google previewLearning Centers for Advent and Lent (2008)

by Doris Murphy

Make a Chi-Rho The Chi-Rho is a symbol made from the first two letters in Christ's name in Greek (Chi = X and Rho = P). You may have seen these letters on the communion host, on the priest's vestments, on prayer books, or somewhere in ...

Google previewSelected Poems (2007)

by Wystan Hugh Auden

Dame Kind is a traditional name for nature, here especially in its sexual aspect; the Chi-Rho is an ancient symbol for Christ, comprising the first two letters of the Greek spelling of Christ; an alderliefest is one who is dearest of all. The solution to ...

Google previewDraw Your Own Celtic Designs (2003)

by David James

Chi-Rho is a combination of two Greek letters used to form the ancient symbol that represented the beginning of the word Christos, or Christ. On these gospel pages elaborate spiral constructions are incorporated into some fine works of Celtic ...

Google previewThe Cambridge Historical Encyclopedia of Great Britain and Ireland (1990)

by Christopher Haigh

The chi-rho. often incorporating alpha and omega, was the most usual Christian emblem. It is seen right in a wall -painting ( reconstructed l in the chapel of Lullingstone Roman vilia. Floor mosaic at Hinton St Mary, Dorset, showing the chi -rho ...

Google previewNelson's Dictionary of Christianity (2001)

The Authoritative Resource on the Christian World by George Thomas Kurian

Chi-Rho as a monogram, used almost universally as a Christian symbol. 2. Any of various Christian three-dimensional symbols. They include: (a) Crowned fish, iota chi, H15 in a circle or cross. (b) Eightpointed star, cornerstone, eye of God.

Google previewConcise Oxford Dictionary of Archaeology (2008)

by Timothy Darvill

chi-rho [De] Emblem composed of Greek letters chi (X), and rho (P), the first two letters of Christ's name in that language. Common in early Christian art and epigraphy. chisel-ended arrowhead [Ar] A type of arrow tip, usually of flint or stone, that ...

Google previewHal Leonard Pocket Rhyming Dictionary (2003)

by Jana Ranson

aglow, ago, although, banjo, below, bestow, bon mot, Bordeaux, bravo, bubo, bureau, chapeau, château, Chi-Rho, cockcrow, cocoa, dado, depot, Dido, Dido, duo, euro, forego, foreknow, foreshow, Frisco, gecko, heigh-ho, hello, jabot, Jane ...

Google previewNelson's Perpetual Loose-leaf Encyclopaedia (1909)

An International Work of Reference by John Huston Finley

as the Alpha Chi-Rho Garnet and White. The oldest journal is the Beta Theta Pi, ...

Google previewThe Oxford Dictionary of Christian Art and Architecture (2013)

by Tom Devonshire Jones, Linda Murray, Peter Murray

Chi-Rho A Sacred Monogram symbolizing Christ (see also NOMEN SACRUM). It is composed of two Greek letters, Chi and Rho (X and P), from the Greek name for Christ, combined to form 1%.

Google previewMerriam-Webster's Rhyming Dictionary (2002)

cachepot, caló, Carlow, chapeau, chateau, Chi-Rho, cockcrow, cornrow, crossbow, Day-Glo, dayglow, Defoe, de trop, deathblow, deco, down-bow, elbow, escrow, fencerow, flambeau, flyblow, fogbow, forego, foreknow, forgo, Fuzhou, galop, ...

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