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ecce homo

[ech-ey hoh-moh, ek-ey for 1; ek-see hoh-moh, ek-ey for 2]
  1. “Behold the man!”: the words with which Pilate presented Christ, crowned with thorns, to his accusers. John 19:5.
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  1. Art. a painting, statue, or other representation of Christ crowned with thorns.
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ecce signum

[ek-e sig-noo m; English ek-see sig-nuh m, ek-ey]
  1. behold the sign (or proof).
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Historical Examples

  • And after that he said to John, his disciple, Ecce mater tua; that is to say, Lo!

    The Travels of Sir John Mandeville

    John Mandeville

  • It is not necessary now to cry Ecce in deserto or Ecce in penetralibus.

  • To me,” he said in Ecce Homo, “they are promises: I know not what they mean to others.

  • At an early part of the period to which this chapter belongs, the famous volume entitled “Ecce Homo” was published.

  • A sermon was preached on the occasion by Francisco Borja, from the text, "Ecce longavi fugiens et mansi in solitudine."

British Dictionary definitions for ecce

Ecce Homo

  1. a picture or sculpture of Christ crowned with thorns
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Word Origin

Latin: behold the man, the words of Pontius Pilate to his accusers (John 19:5)
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Word Origin and History for ecce

ecce homo

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

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