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  • noun A combination of the Greek letters chi and rho, displayed .


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  • The first two letters in the Greek spelling of the word Christ, and so have come to be used for a number of Christian-related usages. The Chi Rho is one of the earliest cruciform symbols used by Christians. It is formed by superimposing the first two letters of the word "Christ" in Greek, chi = ch and rho = r. Although not technically a cross, the Chi Rho invokes the crucifixion of Jesus as well as symbolizing his status as the Christ. (Wikipedia)

    October 28, 2008