Chi-Rho

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Chi-Rho

Chi-Rho

 (kī′rō′, kē′-)
n. pl. Chi-Rhos
A monogram and symbol for Christ, consisting of the superimposed Greek letters chi (Χ) and rho (Ρ), often embroidered on altar cloths and clerical vestments. Also called Chrismon, Christogram.

[chi + rho, first two letters of Greek Khrīstos, Christ.]
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