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crucifixion

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin noun of process crucifixio, from perfect passive participle crucifixus, fixed to a cross, from cruci datative case of crux (cross), + verb ficere (fix, do), variant form of facere (do, make).

NounEdit

crucifixion (plural crucifixions)

  1. An execution by being nailed or tied to an upright cross and left to hang there until dead.
    Rome used crucifixions as a deterrent, and standard for the 'vilest' crimes, such as slave rebellion.
  2. (absolute use, often capitalized: The Crucifixion) The death on the Cross of Christ.
  3. (figuratively) An ordeal, terrible, especially malicious treatment imposed upon someone.
    The suspects' hostile interrogation amounted to a public crucifixion.

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PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /kʁy.si.fik.sjɔ̃/

NounEdit

crucifixion f (plural crucifixions)

  1. A crucifixion, death on the cross; terrible treatment

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JèrriaisEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin crucifixiō, crucifixiōnem.

NounEdit

crucifixion f (plural crucifixions)

  1. crucifixion