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Messiah

Mes·si·ah

Messiah

pronunciation:
m saI
part of speech: noun
definition 1: according to Old Testament prophecies, the anticipated deliverer of the Jews.
definition 2: according to the New Testament, Jesus Christ, regarded as the fulfillment of this prophecy; Christ.
definition 3: (l.c.) any expected deliverer or liberator, esp. of a nation or people.
derivations: Messianic (adj.), Messianically (adv.), messianism (n.)