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Chi-Rho

[kee-roh, kahy-]
noun, plural Chi-Rhos.
  1. the Christian monogram ( ☧ ) made from the first two letters of the Greek word for Christ.
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Origin of Chi-Rho

first two letters of Greek Christós Christ. See chi1, rho
Also called chrismon.
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Historical Examples

  • A third was a round flat-bottomed bowl, with a decorated rim bearing the Chi-Rho amidst its other ornament.

    Roman Britain in 1914

    F. Haverfield