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[jee-zoo, -soo, jey-, yey-]
noun Literary.
  1. Jesus.
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Origin of Jesu

1150–1200; Middle English < Late Latin Iēsu, oblique (orig. vocative) form of Iēsus < Greek Iēsoû; see Jesus
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Historical Examples of jesu

  • But why should man die because he loveth Jesu Christ better than he was wont?

    In Convent Walls

    Emily Sarah Holt

  • Only of one I was terribly afraid: and that was—mercy, Jesu!

    In Convent Walls

    Emily Sarah Holt

  • Jesu, in Thy dear love behold, And set this soul in Thy safe fold.

  • "Rock of Ages" and "Jesu, Lover of my soul" were soon added.

    Fifteen Chapters of Autobiography

    George William Erskine Russell

  • Wold to Jesu that some were ponyshed to geve others example.

    A Book about Doctors

    John Cordy Jeaffreson

British Dictionary definitions for jesu


  1. a poetic name for or vocative form of Jesus
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Word Origin for Jesu

C17: from Late Latin, vocative of Jesus
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