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ecce homo

[ech-ey hoh-moh, ek-ey for 1; ek-see hoh-moh, ek-ey for 2] /ˈɛtʃ eɪ ˈhoʊ moʊ, ˈɛk eɪ for 1; ˈɛk si ˈhoʊ moʊ, ˈɛk eɪ for 2/
“Behold the man!”: the words with which Pilate presented Christ, crowned with thorns, to his accusers. John 19:5.
Art. a painting, statue, or other representation of Christ crowned with thorns. Unabridged
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  • Through its dirty glass could be seen the stiff image of some saint with metal aureole, or the sad anguished face of an ecce-homo.

    The Marquis of Pealta (Marta y Mara) Armando Palacio Valds
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Ecce Homo

/ˈɛkeɪ ˈhəʊməʊ; ˈɛksɪ/
a picture or sculpture of Christ crowned with thorns
Word Origin
Latin: behold the man, the words of Pontius Pilate to his accusers (John 19:5)
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ecce homo

Latin, literally "behold the man" (John xix:5).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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