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The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language: Fourth Edition. 2000.
NOUN: 1. The Messiah, as foretold by the prophets of the Hebrew Scriptures. Often used with the. 2. Christianity Jesus.
ETYMOLOGY: Middle English Crist, from Old English Crst, from Latin Chrstus, from Greek Khrstos, from khrstos, anointed, verbal adj. of khrein, to anoint. See ghri- in Appendix I.