Messiah


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Mes·si·ah

 (mĭ-sī′ə)
n.
1. also Mes·si·as (mĭ-sī′əs) The anticipated savior of the Jews. Used with the.
2. also Messias Christianity Jesus. Used with the.
3. messiah One who is anticipated as, regarded as, or professes to be a savior or liberator.

[Middle English Messias, Messie, from Old French Messie, from Late Latin Messīās, from Greek, from Aramaic məšiḥā, the anointed one (from məšaḥ, to anoint) or Hebrew māšîaḥ, anointed (from māšaḥ, to anoint); see mšḥ in Semitic roots.]

Messiah

(mɪˈsaɪə)
n
1. (Judaism) Judaism the awaited redeemer of the Jews, to be sent by God to free them
2. (Theology) Jesus Christ, when regarded in this role
3. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) an exceptional or hoped for liberator of a country or people
[C14: from Old French Messie, ultimately from Hebrew māshīach anointed]
Mesˈsiahˌship n

Mes•si•ah

(mɪˈsaɪ ə)

n.
1. the promised and expected deliverer of the Jewish people.
2. Jesus Christ, regarded by Christians as fulfilling this promise and expectation. John 4:25, 26.
3. (l.c.) any expected deliverer or savior.
[< Late Latin < Greek < Hebrew māshīaḥ literally, anointed]
Mes•si•an•ic (ˌmɛs iˈæn ɪk) adj.
Mes•si•a•nism (ˈmɛs i əˌnɪz əm, məˈsaɪ ə-) n.

messiah

The “promised” or “anointed one,” a saviour who will deliver mankind from its sins. Jews believe that the messiah is yet to come.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.messiah - any expected deliverermessiah - any expected deliverer    
rescuer, savior, saviour, deliverer - a person who rescues you from harm or danger
2.messiah - Jesus ChristMessiah - Jesus Christ; considered by Christians to be the promised deliverer
3.Messiah - the awaited king of the Jews; the promised and expected deliverer of the Jewish people
4.Messiah - an oratorio composed by Handel in 1742
Translations
المسيح
mesiáš
messias
MessiásMegváltó
Messías
Mesijas
mesija
Mesia
mesiáš
odrešenik
Hz.İsaMesih

Messiah

[mɪˈsaɪə] NMesías m

messiah

[mɪˈsaɪə] n
(= inspirational figure) → messie m
to be a messiah → être un messie
(RELIGION) the Messiah → le Messie

Messiah

nMessias m

Messiah

[mɪˈsaɪə] nMessia m

Messiah

(məˈsaiə) noun
(with the) Jesus Christ.
References in classic literature ?
At thy nativity a glorious quire Of Angels, in the fields of Bethlehem, sung To shepherds, watching at their folds by night, And told them the Messiah now was born, Where they might see him; and to thee they came, Directed to the manger where thou lay'st; For in the inn was left no better room.
Assemble thou Of all those Myriads which we lead the chief; Tell them that by command, ere yet dim Night Her shadowie Cloud withdraws, I am to haste, And all who under me thir Banners wave, Homeward with flying march where we possess The Quarters of the North, there to prepare Fit entertainment to receive our King The great MESSIAH, and his new commands, Who speedily through all the Hierarchies Intends to pass triumphant, and give Laws.
In the swamps and deserts and waste places, from Florida to Alaska, the small groups of Indians that survived were dancing ghost dances and waiting the coming of a Messiah of their own.
Just as in the Jewish prophets the reign of Messiah, or "the day of the Lord," or the suffering Servant or people of God, or the "Sun of righteousness with healing in his wings" only convey, to us at least, their great spiritual ideals, so through the Greek State Plato reveals to us his own thoughts about divine perfection, which is the idea of good--like the sun in the visible world;--about human perfection, which is justice-- about education beginning in youth and continuing in later years-- about poets and sophists and tyrants who are the false teachers and evil rulers of mankind--about "the world" which is the embodiment of them--about a kingdom which exists nowhere upon earth but is laid up in heaven to be the pattern and rule of human life.
Not the reign of your vainly-expected Messiah offers such power to your dispersed tribes as my ambition may aim at.
A higher pleasure of the same kind I found lately at a concert, where I went to hear Handel's Messiah.
I felt glad that I was alone: it was like watching a thunderstorm, or hearing in full orchestra a chorus of the Messiah.
So the poor fond pair laid by their wages, and loved each other silently, waiting, hoping for mademoiselle's own marriage, as the Jews are waiting for the Messiah.
Philosophy cannot be taught; it is the application of the sciences to truth; it is like the golden cloud in which the Messiah went up into heaven.
It's important to add "to whom" to the question because die Messiah means different things to different people.
Andrew was a disciple of John the Baptist but had come to realise that Jesus was indeed the promised Messiah (John 1.