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.

  1. Art. a painting, statue, or other representation of Christ crowned with thorns.

Origin of ecce homo

First recorded in 1580–90; from Latin; cf. here; Homo

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British Dictionary definitions for Ecce Homo

Ecce Homo

/ (ˈɛkeɪ ˈhəʊməʊ, ˈɛksɪ) /

  1. a picture or sculpture of Christ crowned with thorns

Origin of Ecce Homo

Latin: behold the man, the words of Pontius Pilate to his accusers (John 19:5)

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