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- n. The one who is ordained by God to lead the people of Israel, believed by Christians to be Jesus Christ.
- n. An extremely powerful divine figure.
From Latin Messias, from Hellenistic Ancient Greek Μεσσίας, from Aramaic (měšīḥā), from Hebrew משיח (mashiach, "anointed"). (Wiktionary)