المسيح

ArabicEdit

EtymologyEdit

Definite form of مَسِيح(masīḥ).

PronunciationEdit

Proper nounEdit

الْمَسِيح (al-masīḥm

  1. (Christianity, Islam) Christ; the Messiah (Jesus of Nazareth)
    • 609–632 C.E., Qur'an, 3:45:
      إِنَّ اللَّهَ يُبَشِّرُكِ بِكَلِمَةٍ مِنْهُ اسْمُهُ ٱلْمَسِيحُ عِيسَى ابْنُ مَرْيَمَ
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  2. (Judaism) the awaited Messiah

Usage notesEdit

  • Since Jesus is called يَسُوع(yasūʿ) by Christians and عِيسَى(ʿīsā) by Muslims, just اَلْمَسِيح(al-masīḥ) is often used wherever a neutral term accepted by both religions is intended.

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