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.
Crucify.]
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.
--Milman.

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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