[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.
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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.The Marquis of Pealta (Marta y Mara)
Armando Palacio Valds
- 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 homo
Latin, literally "behold the man" (John xix:5).
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