Definition of chi-rho in English:

chi-rho

Syllabification: chi-rho
Pronunciation: /ˈkī ˌrō
 
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noun

A monogram of chi (Χ) and rho (Ρ) as the first two letters of Greek Khristos Christ, used as a Christian symbol.
More example sentences
  • A small oil lamp with a chi-rho monogram stood in a small display case.
  • Christian iconography on the decorated wall-plaster, including two chi-rhos and six figures with arms outstretched in prayer, suggests that the owners were ardent Christians.
  • The site may be particularly important because of its proximity to the famous Hinton St Mary mosaic depicting a chi-rho design.

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