Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. See Chi-Rho.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A monogram that forms an abbreviation for the name of Jesus Christ, traditionally used as a Christian symbol, such as the chi-rho (☧).

Etymologies

Christ + -o- +‎ -gram (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Note the ICXC NIKA ( "Jesus Christ Conquers") Christogram on the antependium, something frequently seen in the Eastern Church and which Fortescue also adopted

    Adrian Fortescue and St. Hugh of Lincoln

  • Thus a small canvas - "Seal" (2007) - depicting close-up a wax seal stamped with a Christogram makes it appear as huge as a manhole cover, while the couple preening through

    SFGate: Top News Stories

  • "all signs and symbols" where Obama spoke, sparking a controversy over a plywood board cut and painted to cover the Greek Christogram "IHS" above the stage.

    WORLDMag.com

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