Proper Noun


  • The Christian savior.



  • To subject to (excessive) Christian proselytizing, preaching, or moralizing.
  • To exclaim "Jesus" (at).


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  • From Middle English Jhesus, Iesus, from Latin Iēsūs, from Ancient Greek Ἰησοῦς, from Ancient Hebrew יֵשׁוּעַ, a contracted form of יְהוֹשֻׁעַ. The form יֵשׁוּעַ is attested in some of the later books of the Hebrew Bible (Ezra–Nehemiah), and translated as Jeshua or Yeshua in some English editions (the former appearing in the King James Version). The Greek texts make no distinction between Jesus and Joshua, referring to them both as Ἰησοῦς.
  • In the Wycliffe Bible (Middle English), the forms used are Jhesus and Jhesu.

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