Definition of crucifix in English:

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crucifix

Pronunciation: /ˈkro͞osəˌfiks/

noun

A representation of a cross with a figure of Jesus Christ on it.
Example sentences
  • They find him not as a dead Christ on a crucifix, but as a living Saviour, who is both willing and able to give them eternal life and peace with God.
  • They do not even seem to allude to crucifixes or church buildings or vestments or liturgical practice.
  • Examples of jewellery being worn other than for adornment, are necklaces such as the cross or crucifixes worn by Christians as potent religious symbols.

Origin

Middle English: via Old French from ecclesiastical Latin crucifixus, from Latin cruci fixus 'fixed to a cross'. Compare with crucify.

For editors and proofreaders

Syllabification: cru·ci·fix

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