Chi-Rho

noun
\ ˈkī-ˈrō How to pronounce Chi-Rho (audio) , ˈkē- \
plural Chi-Rhos

Definition of Chi-Rho

: a Christian monogram and symbol formed from the first two letters X and P of the Greek word for Christ

called also Christogram

First Known Use of Chi-Rho

1868, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Chi-Rho

chi + rho

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Cite this Entry

“Chi-Rho.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Chi-Rho. Accessed 24 Jul. 2021.

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