Definition of the noun Chi-Rho
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- A combination of the Greek letters chi and rho, displayed ☧.
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Chi-rho a.k.a. The Chi Rho is one of the earliest forms of christogram, and is used by some Christians. It is formed by superimposing the first two letters chi and rho of the Greek word "ΧΡΙΣΤΟΣ" = Christ in such a way to produce the monogram. Although not technically a Christian cross, the Chi-Rho invokes the crucifixion of Jesus, as well as symbolising his status as the Christ.
- also known as 凱樂符號
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Beyond Compare (2009)
by Candace Camp
is called Chi-Rho or, sometimes, the monogram of Christ. It was a popular symbol of Christianity. Hanging down from the cross bar was a purple banner, interlaced with gold and embroidered with gold thread and jewels, and on this banner ...
Constantine & 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 ...
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 ...
Selected Poems (2007)
by Wystan Hugh Auden, Edward Mendelson
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 ot the Greek spelling ot Christ; an alderliefest is one who is dearest of all. 97 The ...
by St Marys Press
The Chi-Rho is a symbol for Christ . By Baptism, every role in the Catholic Church is connected with Christ's ministry.
Draw Your Own Celtic Designs (2003)
by David James, Vitor Gonzalez
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 ...
by Matthew Bunson, Margaret Bunson
CHI-RHO (as they were called) were the adherence to certain forms of Confucianism, ancient names for God, and especially ancestor worship. There was understandable question about the orthodoxy or regularity of such rites and an ...
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 ...
by Peter M. J. Stravinskas, Russell B. Shaw
Chi-Rho • The term is a form of "Greek shorthand" for the title "Christ." "Chi" and " Rho" are the first two letters in the Greek word Christos or "Christ." In Greek capital letters they appear as "X" and "P" — many times with the "X" superimposed on ...
The Authoritative Resource on the Christian World by Thomas Nelson
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.
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 ...
An Encyclopedia of History, Culture, and Social Influence by Mary Ellen Snodgrass
embroidered chi-rho and the personal monogram appeared as decorative markings on monks« habits, cloaks, vests, hats, gloves, armor, badges, and pouches. Personal ciphers identified both the name and social status of persons, many of ...
Catholic Dictionary (2002)
by Peter M. J. Stravinskas
Chinese Rites: See Rites , Chinese Chi-Rho (KEE-ro): The abbreviation and term used to designate "Christ " ...
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