[ech-ey hoh-moh, ek-ey for 1; ek-see hoh-moh, ek-ey for 2]
- “Behold the man!”: the words with which Pilate presented Christ, crowned with thorns, to his accusers. John 19:5.
- Art. a painting, statue, or other representation of Christ crowned with thorns.
[ek-e sig-noo m; English ek-see sig-nuh m, ek-ey]
- behold the sign (or proof).
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Examples from the Web for ecce
And after that he said to John, his disciple, Ecce mater tua; that is to say, Lo!The Travels of Sir 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.Thoughts Out of Season (Part II)
At an early part of the period to which this chapter belongs, the famous volume entitled “Ecce Homo” was published.Recollections of a Long Life
A sermon was preached on the occasion by Francisco Borja, from the text, "Ecce longavi fugiens et mansi in solitudine."
- a picture or sculpture of Christ crowned with thorns
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
Latin, literally "behold the man" (John xix:5).
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper