crucifix


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cru·ci·fix

 (kro͞o′sə-fĭks′)
n.
1. An image or figure of Jesus on the cross.
2. A cross viewed as a symbol of Jesus's crucifixion.

[Middle English, from Old French, from Late Latin crucifīxus, from Latin, past participle of crucifīgere, crucify; see crucify.]

crucifix

(ˈkruːsɪfɪks)
n
(Ecclesiastical Terms) a cross or image of a cross with a figure of Christ upon it
[C13: from Church Latin crucifixus the crucified Christ, from crucifīgere to crucify]

cru•ci•fix

(ˈkru sə fɪks)

n.
1. a cross with the figure of Jesus crucified upon it.
2. any cross.
[1175–1225; Middle English < Late Latin crucifīxus the crucified one (i.e., Christ), n. use of masculine of past participle of Latin crucifīgere to crucify; see fix]

crucifix

A cross with the figure of the crucified Jesus, especially important to Roman Catholics.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.crucifix - representation of the cross on which Jesus diedcrucifix - representation of the cross on which Jesus died
Cross - a representation of the structure on which Jesus was crucified; used as an emblem of Christianity or in heraldry
2.crucifix - a gymnastic exercise performed on the rings when the gymnast supports himself with both arms extended horizontally
gymnastic exercise - (gymnastics) an exercise designed to develop and display strength and agility and balance (usually performed with or on some gymnastic apparatus)
Translations
صَلِيبصورة المَـسيح مَـصلوبا
krucifix
krucifiks
krusifiksi
raspelo
feszület
kross meî Kristsmynd
十字架
십자가상
krucifix
krucifix
ไม้กางเขนที่พระเยซูถูกตรึง
çarmıhhaç üstünde İsa resmi / heykeli
hình Chúa Giê-su trên cây thánh giá

crucifix

[ˈkruːsɪfɪks] Ncrucifijo m

crucifix

[ˈkruːsɪfɪks] ncrucifix m

crucifix

nKruzifix nt

crucifix

[ˈkruːsɪfɪks] ncrocifisso

crucify

(ˈkruːsifai) verb
to put to death by fixing the hands and feet to a cross. Christ was crucified.
ˈcrucifix (-fiks) noun
a figure of Christ on the cross.
ˌcruciˈfixion (-ˈfikʃən) noun
(a) death on the cross, especially that of Christ.

crucifix

صَلِيب krucifix krucifiks Kruzifix Εσταυρωμένος crucifijo krusifiksi crucifix raspelo crocifisso 十字架 십자가상 crucifix krusifiks krucyfiks crucifixo распятие krucifix ไม้กางเขนที่พระเยซูถูกตรึง çarmıh hình Chúa Giê-su trên cây thánh giá 十字架
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There stand his trees, each with a hollow trunk, as if a hermit and a crucifix were within; and here sleeps his meadow, and there sleep his cattle; and up from yonder cottage goes a sleepy smoke.
He could make out dimly in one corner a pallet of rags and old blankets, spread upon the floor; at the foot of it was a crucifix, and near it a priest muttering a prayer.
I must see the light of the unsnuffed candle wane on my employment; the shadows darken on the wrought, antique tapestry round me, and grow black under the hangings of the vast old bed, and quiver strangely over the doors of a great cabinet opposite--whose front, divided into twelve panels, bore, in grim design, the heads of the twelve apostles, each enclosed in its separate panel as in a frame; while above them at the top rose an ebon crucifix and a dying Christ.
The poverty of your cell, good father,'' said the knight, looking around him, and seeing nothing but a bed of leaves, a crucifix rudely carved in oak, a missal, with a rough-hewn table and two stools, and one or two clumsy articles of furniture ``the poverty of your cell should seem a sufficient defence against any risk of thieves, not to mention the aid of two trusty dogs, large and strong enough, I think, to pull down a stag, and of course, to match with most men.
There were the two watchmen, sure enough: red-cap on his back, as stiff as a handspike, with his arms stretched out like those of a crucifix and his teeth showing through his open lips; Israel Hands propped against the bulwarks, his chin on his chest, his hands lying open before him on the deck, his face as white, under its tan, as a tallow candle.
I returned my thanks, by the interpreter, for so unusual a favour; and some troops being at that time on their march to Nangasac, the commanding officer had orders to convey me safe thither, with particular instructions about the business of the crucifix.
She then rose and dried her eyes, and taking a crucifix from her neck offered it to me.
The duke approached the altar, knelt as a priest might have done before a crucifix, and opened the casket.
See, sir," replied Caderousse, "in this corner is a crucifix in holy wood -- here on this shelf is my wife's testament; open this book, and I will swear upon it with my hand on the crucifix.
Already at the threshold, she caught sight of Virginia lying on her back, with clasped hands, her mouth open and her head thrown back, beneath a black crucifix inclined toward her, and stiff curtains which were less white than her face.
muttered D'Artagnan, leaning toward Aramis and whispering in his ear, "you have made us swear on the crucifix of a Frondeuse.
On one side the religious multitude, with their sad visages and dark attire, and on the other, the group of despotic rulers, with the high churchman in the midst, and here and there a crucifix at their bosoms, all magnificently clad, flushed with wine, proud of unjust authority, and scoffing at the universal groan.