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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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
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 ...
Draw 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 ...
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 ...
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.
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 ...
by Jana Ranson
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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, ...
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%.
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