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.