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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.]
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