[ kee-roh, kahy- ]
/ ˈkiˈroʊ, ˈkaɪ- /
noun, plural Chi-Rhos.
the Christian monogram ( ☧ ) made from the first two letters of the Greek word for Christ.
Were P And R Once The Same Letter?Do you ever stop and look at the shape of our alphabet? Each letter looks natural to us now, but all those lines and circles have unique histories. It’s easy to make assumptions that our letters make sense, that they developed in some orderly logical way, and one reasonable assumption would be that P and R are related to each other based on their form. …
Why Do Lowercase Letters Look Very Different Than Uppercase Letters?Take a moment and open the last email you wrote. It’s okay. We’ll wait. Now imagine if you had to write it out on paper, not with a ballpoint pen, but with a pen that you had to dip into a bowl of ink every few words. And make sure not to drip any ink on that expensive parchment. Is your wrist hurting yet? Medieval …
Origin of Chi-Rho
Also called chrismon.
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Examples 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