messiah

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noun mes·si·ah \mə-ˈsī-ə\

Definition of messiah

  1. 1 capitalized a :  the expected king and deliverer of the Jewsb :  jesus 1

  2. 2 :  a professed or accepted leader of some hope or cause <security, which the political messiahs promise — Vardis Fisher>

messiahship

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Examples of messiah in a sentence

  1. They thought the new principal was the messiah the school had been hoping for.

Origin and Etymology of messiah

Hebrew māshīaḥ & Aramaic mĕshīḥā, literally, anointed


First Known Use: before 12th century

Other Christian Religious Terms



MESSIAH Defined for English Language Learners

messiah

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noun mes·si·ah \mə-ˈsī-ə\

Definition of messiah for English Language Learners

  • the Messiah Judaism : a king who will be sent by God to save the Jews

  • Christianity : Jesus Christ

  • : a person who is expected to save people from a very bad situation



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