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crucifix

[kroo-suh-fiks] /ˈkru sə fɪks/
noun
1.
a cross with the figure of Jesus crucified upon it.
2.
any cross.
3.
Gymnastics. a stunt performed on the parallel rings in which the athlete holds himself or herself rigid with arms extended horizontally from the shoulders.
Origin
1175-1225
1175-1225; Middle English < Late Latin crucifīxus the crucified one (i.e., Christ), noun use of masculine of past participle of Latin crucifīgere to crucify; see fix
Related forms
crucificial
[kroo-suh-fish-uh l] /ˌkru səˈfɪʃ əl/ (Show IPA),
adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for crucificial

crucifix

/ˈkruːsɪfɪks/
noun
1.
a cross or image of a cross with a figure of Christ upon it
Word Origin
C13: from Church Latin crucifixus the crucified Christ, from crucifīgere to crucify
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Word Origin and History for crucificial

crucifix

n.

early 13c., from Old French crucefix (12c., Modern French crucifix), from Latin cruci fixus "(one) fixed to the cross" (see crucify).

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