Definitions for: Crucifix

[n] representation of the cross on which Jesus died

Webster (1913) Definition: Cru"ci*fix (kr?"s?-f?ks), n.; pl. Crucifixes (-?z).
[F. crucifix or LL. crucifixum, fr. L. crux, crucis, cross +
figere, fixum, to fix. See Cross, and Fix, and cf.
1. A representation in art of the figure of Christ upon the
cross; esp., the sculptured figure affixed to a real cross
of wood, ivory, metal, or the like, used by the Roman
Catholics in their devotions.

The cross, too, by degrees, become the crucifix.

And kissing oft her crucifix, Unto the block she
drew. --Warner.

2. The cross or religion of Christ. [R.] --Jer. Taylor.

Synonyms: rood, rood-tree

See Also: cross

Famous Quotes Containing Crucifix:

Christ's crucifix shall be made an excuse for executing criminals.

-- William Blake (English Poet)

Whether it is the old lady's fear, or the many ghostly traditions of this place, or the crucifix itself, I do not know, but I am not feeling nearly as easy in my mind as usual.

-- Bram Stoker (Irish Writer)

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