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Christian

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English

Pronunciation

  • IPA: /ˈkɹɪstʃən/
  • Hyphenation: Chris‧tian

Etymology

From Latin Chrīstus, from Ancient Greek Χριστός, noun use of χριστός, khristos meaning anointed. The word Christian is first used in Antioch, according to Acts xi.25-26.

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Christian

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  1. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) A believer in Christianity.
  2. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) An individual who seeks to live his or her life according to the principles and values taught by Jesus Christ.

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Proper noun

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Christian

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Christian

  1. A male given name found in England since the twelfth century.
  2. A female given name of medieval usage, rare today.

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Christian

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  1. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) Of, like or relating to Christianity or Christians.
  2. Kind, charitable.
    That's very Christian of you.
    To non-Christians, this may be an offensive usage (similarly, see the offensive usage of Jew)

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Danish

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Proper noun

Christian

  1. A male given name traditionally popular in Denmark, as the name of ten ruling kings since the fifteenth century.

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French

Proper noun

Christian

  1. A male given name, cognate to Christian.

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German

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Christian [[Category:Template:lang:de proper nouns|Christian]]

  1. A male given name.

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Norwegian

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Christian

  1. A male given name, an alternative spelling of Kristian.

Swedish

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Christian

  1. A male given name, an alternative spelling of Kristian.

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