WORDS TRAVEL – THE WORD “CHRIST” IN 15 LANGUAGES

 

Did you know that the word “Christ” has Greek origins? The word “Christ” comes from the Greek ancient verb “χρίω”, which means anoint.

At first, the word “Christ” referred to anything that was anointed with oil and it was used as a translation of the Jewish word “masiha” (Christ, anointed with Holy oil).

The table with the word “Christ” in 15 languages follows.

Greek                    Χριστός

English                 Christ

French                  Christ

Ukrainian              Христос

Polish                   Chrystus

Rumanian           Crist

German                Christus

Russian                Христос

Bulgarian             Христос

Dutch                   Christus

Slovenian             Kristus

Spanish                Cristo

Italian                  Cristo

Hungarian          Krisztus

Portuguese          Cristo

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