Category:Monograms of the name of Jesus Christ

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<nowiki>Cristogramma; Christogramme; Христограмма; Cristograma; Christogram; Cristograma; Christogram; Christogram; хрыстаграма; 크리스토그램; Hristogram; キリストグラム; Cristograma; Χριστόγραμμα; Kristogram; kristogram; Kristogram; Christogram; 耶穌聖名; 耶稣圣名; Cristograma; Kristus-monogrammi; Christogram; Kristo-monogramo; христограм; கிறிஸ்து பெயராக்கம்; İsa'nın Latince adı Christus kelimesinden türetilen monogram; monogramme ou combinaison de lettres désignant Jésus-Christ; 예수의 이름을 축약한 글자의 모임이자 모노그램; monogram or combination of letters that forms an abbreviation for the name of Jesus Christ; monogramo de la nomo Jesuo aŭ Kristo; abbreviazione del nome di Gesù; Monograma para Jesucristo; இயேசு கிறித்து பெயராக்கம்; கிறித்து பெயராக்கம்; இயேசு கிறிஸ்து பெயராக்கம்; クリストグラム</nowiki>
monogram or combination of letters that forms an abbreviation for the name of Jesus Christ
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A number of monograms of the name of Jesus have been used in Christian art and symbolism:

  • The IHS (or IHC or JHS) monogram of the name of Jesus (i.e. the traditional Christogram symbol of western Christianity) is derived from the first three letters of the Greek name of Jesus (ΙΗΣΟΥΣ), Iota-Eta-Sigma. There is also a variant form, IHC, using the lunate sigma (i.e. with the Greek letter sigma equated to Latin-alphabet "C" due to the common "lunate" form of sigma (i.e. IHCOYC).
  • The Labarum or Chi Rho symbol is derived from the first two letters of the word "Christos" (ΧΡΙΣΤΟΣ) in the Greek alphabet.
  • The monogram IC XC is formed from the first and last letters of ΙΗΣΟΥΣ ΧΡΙΣΤΟΣ (Jesus Christ) in Greek (again, using the "lunate" form of the letter sigma of the Roman and Medieval periods).
  • ΙΧΘΥΣ and ΙΧΘΥϹ (which literally means "fish" in Greek) consists of the initials of the Greek words ησοῦς Χριστὸς Θεοῦ Υἱὸς Σωτήρ meaning "Jesus Christ, God's son, saviour" (thus giving rise to the Christian fish symbol).
  • IX: the first letters of Iesous Christos (ΙΗΣΟΥΣ ΧΡΙΣΤΟΣ) in Greek.
  • ΧΡΣ and ΧΡC, from the Greek ΧΡΙΣΤΟΣ and ΧΡΙΣΤΟC, meaning Jesus.
  • INRI = Iesus Nazarenus, Rex Iudaeorum (Jesus of Nazareth, King of the Jews) John 19
  • INBI = From the Greek, Ιησούς Ναζωραίος Βασιλεύς Ιουδαίων and ησοῦς ὁ Ναζωραῖος ὁ βασιλεύς τῶν ουδαίων both meaning Jesus of Nazareth, King of the Jews.
  • ⳨ (Tau Rho) - Staurogram. It combines the Greek letters tau (Τ) and rho (Ρ) and make them look like a cross. Derives from the Greek words for "cross" (σταυρός) and "crucify" (σταυρόω).


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