crucifix

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noun cru·ci·fix \ˈkrü-sə-ˌfiks\

Definition of crucifix

  1. :  a representation of Christ on the cross

Examples of crucifix in a sentence

  1. He wears a crucifix on a chain around his neck.

Origin and Etymology 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

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CRUCIFIX Defined for English Language Learners

crucifix

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noun cru·ci·fix \ˈkrü-sə-ˌfiks\

Definition of crucifix for English Language Learners

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


CRUCIFIX Defined for Kids

crucifix

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noun cru·ci·fix \ˈkrü-sə-ˌfiks\

Definition of crucifix for Students

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



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