Simple Definition of crucifix
: a model of a cross with a figure of Jesus Christ crucified on it
Full Definition of crucifix
: a representation of Christ on the cross
Examples of crucifix in a sentence
He wears a crucifix on a chain around his neck.
Origin of crucifix
Middle English, from Late Latin crucifixus the crucified Christ, from crucifixus, past participle of crucifigere to crucify, from Latin cruc-, crux + figere to fasten — more at fix
First Known Use: 13th century
CRUCIFIX Defined for Kids
Definition of crucifix for Students
: a cross with a figure representing Jesus Christ crucified on it
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