crucifix

[ kroo-suh-fiks ]
/ ˈkru sə fɪks /

noun

a cross with the figure of Jesus crucified upon it.
any cross.
Gymnastics. a stunt performed on the parallel rings in which the athlete holds himself or herself rigid with arms extended horizontally from the shoulders.

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Origin of crucifix

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

OTHER WORDS FROM crucifix

cru·ci·fi·cial [kroo-suh-fish-uhl], /ˌkru səˈfɪʃ əl/, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for crucifix

crucifix
/ (ˈkruːsɪfɪks) /

noun

a cross or image of a cross with a figure of Christ upon it

Word Origin for crucifix

C13: from Church Latin crucifixus the crucified Christ, from crucifīgere to crucify
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