noun \ˈkrü-sə-ˌfiks\

: 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

  1. 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

Other Christian Religious Terms

Pentateuch, blasphemy, curate, doxology, eremite, iconoclasm, liturgy, orison, pneuma, reliquary


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