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ecce homo

[ech-ey hoh-moh, ek-ey for 1; ek-see hoh-moh, ek-ey for 2]
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  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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Historical Examples

  • Through its dirty glass could be seen the stiff image of some saint with metal aureole, or the sad anguished face of an Ecce-Homo.

    The Marquis of Pealta (Marta y Mara)

    Armando Palacio Valds

British Dictionary definitions for ecce homo

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 homo

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

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