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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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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.
thy priestly raiment Fills me with dread- thy ebony crucifix With horror and awe!
She then rose and dried her eyes, and taking a crucifix from her neck offered it to me.
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.
Round the neck of the corpse, which was frozen perfectly stiff, hung a yellow ivory crucifix.
As there was no opening, saving a little narrow loop-hole, the place would have been nearly quite dark but for two flambeaux or torches, which showed, by a red and smoky light, the arched roof and naked walls, the rude altar of stone, and the crucifix of the same material.
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.
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.
He looked round him, and saw on the mantel-shelf, just below an enormous crucifix, coarsely painted in fresco on the wall, a rat of enormous size engaged in nibbling a piece of dry bread, but fixing all the time, an intelligent and inquiring look upon the new occupant of the cell.
Then swear it as ye kiss the hilt of my sword and this token," pursued Norman of Torn catching up a crucifix from the priest's table.
There was brother Bartholomew with a crucifix of rare carved ivory, and brother Luke With a white-backed psalter adorned with golden bees, and brother Francis with the "Slaying of the Innocents" most daintily set forth upon vellum.