Christogram
noun Etymology: Greek Christos + English -gram Date: 1900 a graphic symbol of Christ; especially Chi-Rho

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Christogram — /kris teuh gram /, n. a symbol of Christ, esp. the Chi Rho. [1895 1900; CHRISTO + GRAM1] * * * …   Universalium

  • Christogram — noun A monogram that forms an abbreviation for the name of Jesus Christ, traditionally used as a Christian symbol, such as the chi rho …   Wiktionary

  • christogram — chris·to·gram …   English syllables

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  • Names and titles of Jesus in the New Testament — Cartel at the Church of the Gesù, Rome with the Latin inscription from Philippians 2:10: at the name of Jesus every knee should bow . Two names and a variety of titles are used to refer to Jesus in the New Testa …   Wikipedia

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