Chi-Rho

[ kee-roh, kahy- ]
/ ˈkiˈroʊ, ˈkaɪ- /

noun, plural Chi-Rhos.

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 ChristósChrist. See chi1, rho

Words nearby Chi-Rho

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Example sentences from the Web for Chi-Rho

  • 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