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Jesus Christ

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For in the end, we will conserve only what we love. We will love only what we understand. We will understand only what we are taught.
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Etymology

From Christ; a respelling of Middle English Crist < Old English Crīst < [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:Template:lang:la derivations]] Christus < Ancient Greek χριστός (khristos), anointed).

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Jesus Christ

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Jesus Christ

  1. A name for Jesus of Nazareth, a Jewish man whom Christians believe to be the Messiah, or Christ.

Usage notes

Christ is not a name, but a title meaning “anointed (as the Messiah)”.

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Interjection

Jesus Christ

  1. An expletive or oath, whose use is considered blasphemous by most Christians. Usually an expression of surprise, shock, etc.

Usage notes

  • Some variations of this usage include Jiminy Cricket or other variations that begin with the letters J C. These are often considered acceptable substitutions for people who are trying not to swear, but have already started the first consonant sound. See Tom Sawyer, by Samuel L. Clemons, for more examples.

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