crucifix

noun
cru·​ci·​fix | \ ˈkrü-sə-ˌfiks How to pronounce crucifix (audio) \

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.
Recent Examples on the Web Facebook page includes a photograph of a crucifix and posts from late October and earlier this month offering spiritual and moral views. Fox News, 1 Dec. 2021 What appeared to be David's Facebook page includes a photograph of a crucifix and his posts from late October and earlier this month talk about spiritual and moral views. Stefanie Dazio, USA TODAY, 1 Dec. 2021 Facebook page includes a photograph of a crucifix and posts from late October and earlier this month offering spiritual and moral views. Stefanie Dazio, ajc, 30 Nov. 2021 One of the detainees, Alex, 30, from Ecuador, was wearing a bead necklace with a crucifix and an Our Lady of Guadalupe pendant for protection. New York Times, 7 Aug. 2021 The congregation has held mass since the fire in the church auditorium across the street, which has been converted into a worship space adorned with statues and a crucifix that survived the blaze. Jean Hopfensperger, Star Tribune, 15 July 2021 At the very end of that episode, Kristen walks into her bathroom, pulls out a rosary, and the crucifix burns her hand. Maggie Fremont, Vulture, 20 June 2021 Surveillance footage obtained by law enforcement shows Alaheri allegedly toppling over a crucifix, defacing a statute of Jesus with a hammer, and then setting fire to an American flag outside a Catholic church a week earlier, according to the memo. Ganesh Setty, CNN, 23 May 2021 In the Sierra Guadarrama, a Jesuit priest personally led an infantry charge while waving a crucifix. Sebastian Junger, Time, 19 May 2021

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First Known Use of crucifix

13th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for 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

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“Crucifix.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/crucifix. Accessed 5 Dec. 2021.

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crucifix

noun

English Language Learners Definition of crucifix

: a model of a cross with a figure of Jesus Christ crucified on it

crucifix

noun
cru·​ci·​fix | \ ˈkrü-sə-ˌfiks How to pronounce crucifix (audio) \

Kids Definition of crucifix

: a cross with a figure representing Jesus Christ crucified on it

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