ecce homo

[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.

Nearby words

  1. ecatepec de morelos,
  2. ecaudate,
  3. ecb,
  4. ecbatana,
  5. ecbolic,
  6. ecce signum,
  7. eccentric,
  8. eccentric hypertrophy,
  9. eccentric occlusion,
  10. eccentricity Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for ecce homo

  • 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.

British Dictionary definitions for ecce homo

Ecce Homo


a picture or sculpture of Christ crowned with thorns

Word Origin for Ecce Homo

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

ecce homo

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

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper