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EtymologyEdit

From Middle English Messyas, Messy, Messie, from Latin Messias, from Hellenistic Ancient Greek Μεσσίας (Messías), from Aramaic משיחא (məšīḥā), from Biblical Hebrew מָשִׁיחַ (māšîaḥ, anointed).

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messiah (plural messiahs)

  1. (Abrahamic tradition) The one who is ordained by God to lead the people of Israel, believed by Christians (and Muslims) to be Jesus Christ.
  2. (religion, loosely) A similar religious figure or awaited divine ruler, such as the Islamic Mahdi.
  3. (figuratively) An extremely powerful figure.

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