Jesus

See also: Jesús, Jésus, and Jèsus

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EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin Iēsus, from Ancient Greek Ἰησοῦς ‎(Iēsoûs), from Biblical Hebrew יֵשׁוּעַ ‎(yēšū́aʿ), a contracted form of יְהוֹשֻׁעַ ‎(yəhōšū́aʿ, Joshua). The form יֵשׁוּעַ ‎(yēšū́aʿ) is attested in some of the later books of the Hebrew Bible, and translated as Jeshua or Yeshua in some English editions (the former appearing in the King James Version). The Greek texts make no distinction between Jesus and Joshua, referring to them both as Ἰησοῦς ‎(Iēsoûs).

In the Wycliffe Bible (Middle English), the forms used are Jhesus and Jhesu.

PronunciationEdit

  • (Jesus of Nazareth) enPR: jē'zəs, IPA(key): /ˈdʒiːzəs/
  • (Spanish given name) enPR: hāso͞os', IPA(key): /heɪˈsuːs/

Proper nounEdit

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  1. Jesus of Nazareth, a prophet whom Christians consider the son of God and call Jesus Christ in belief that he is the Messiah, and whom Muslims believe to be a prophet.
  2. A male given name in Spanish culture; an anglicized spelling of Jesús.
    • 1971 Ruth Rendell, No More Dying Then, Random House (2009), ISBN 9780099534853, page 195:
      Frensham opened the door and called a name that sounded like 'Haysus'. Brandy was brought and various other bottles and decanters. When the manservant had gone, Frensham said, 'Odd, aren't they, the Spanish? Calling a boy Jesus.'
  3. A male given name of Semitic origin.
    Jesus son of Sirach wrote the "Wisdom of Sirach"

Usage notesEdit

  • The possessive of the Jesus may be either Jesus’s (pronounced with three syllables) or Jesus’ (pronounced with two syllables). The latter form was traditionally more common when referring to the Christian figure while the former is more common when referring to other people named Jesus, but both forms are attested in both cases. See -'s.

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NounEdit

Jesus ‎(plural Jesuses)

  1. The Christian savior.
    • William Revell Moody (ed.), "Record of Christian Work", 1913, p 441
      And, says George Eliot, and all who believe in her teaching, it is perfectly true that He is with us now in a dumb, vague, blessed impulse. Is that your Jesus? If I may recall my illustration of the train, I will tell you of my Jesus.
    • Scot McKnight, "Jesus and His Death", 2005, p152
      ...leading Dom Crossan at times to the witty criticism that modern Jesus books are in a quest for who can say "my Jesus is more Jewish than your Jesus"...
    • Clinton Bennett, "In Search of Jesus", 2001, p231
      Your Jesus is my Jesus' greatest enemy
    • Depeche Mode, "Personal Jesus", from the album "Violator", 1989.
      Your own personal Jesus
  2. An artistic representation of a Christian savior.

InterjectionEdit

Jesus

  1. An exclamation, the use of which is considered blasphemous among some Christians.
    Jesus, that was close!

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AfrikaansEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Dutch Jezus.

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Jesus

  1. Jesus

FaroeseEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Ancient Greek Ἰησοῦς ‎(Iēsoûs), from Hebrew ישוע ‎(yeshúa). See also Josva.

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Jesus m

  1. Jesus

DeclensionEdit

Singular
Indefinite
Nominative Jesus
Accusative Jesus
Dative Jesusi
Genitive Jesus, Jesusar, Jesu

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GermanEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • Hyphenation: Je‧sus
  • IPA(key): /ˈjezʊs/
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Proper nounEdit

Jesus m ‎(genitive Jesu or Jesus')

  1. (Christianity) Jesus

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NorwegianEdit

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Jesus ‎(genitive Jesu)

  1. Jesus

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PortugueseEdit

EtymologyEdit

Relatinised from Old Portuguese Jesu, from Latin Iēsus, from Ancient Greek Ἰησοῦς ‎(Iēsoûs), from Hebrew ישוע ‎(y'hoshúa).

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Jesus m

  1. (Christianity) Jesus Christ

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Jesus f m

  1. A male given name
  2. A female given name, shortened from "Maria de Jesus"
  3. A surname​.

QuotationsEdit

For usage examples of this term, see Citations:Jesus.


SwedishEdit

Proper nounEdit

Jesus ‎(genitive and vocative Jesu)

  1. Jesus
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