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  • noun The one who is ordained by God to lead the people of Israel, believed by Christians to be Jesus Christ.
  • noun An extremely powerful divine figure.

Etymologies

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From Latin Messias, from Hellenistic Ancient Greek Μεσσίας, from Aramaic  (měšīḥā), from Hebrew משיח (mashiach, "anointed").

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