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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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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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Google previewBeyond 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 ...

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 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 previewConcise Oxford Dictionary of Archaeology (2008)

by Timothy Darvill

chi-rho [De] Emblem composed of Greek letters chi ( X), and.

Google previewThe World Encyclopedia of Christmas (2012)

by Gerry Bowler

Chi-Rho (a Greek symbol for Christ), the lamb, the anchor, etc., conceived by Frances Kipps Spencer in the 1950s. Most Chrismons are white with gold trim, and the tree is lit only withwhite lights. They appeared first inan American Lutheran ...

Google previewThe Encyclopedia of New Testament Textual Criticism

by Robert B. Waltz

The Latin preface reads (abbreviations expanded; note the interesting use of the chi-rho for ”per”): SERMO LUPI AD ANGLOS QUANDO DANI MAXIME PERSECUTI SUNT EOS, QUOD FUIT ANNO MILLESIMO .Xllll, AB INCARNATIONE ...

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