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Why an ‘X?’

 

December 13, 2019



You know, Lord, why we write “Xmas” instead of “Christmas,” the short-hand way, got us curious; so, we stopped at the library. A book of origins explained some of the things we do at Christmas.

One reference stated: “If you wonder why Christmas is sometimes written “Xmas,” it’s because “X” is the Greek equivalent of “Ch,” used to represent the word “Christ.”  “Xmas.” A dictionary refers one to XP (the same as Christmas), as the first two letters (chi and rho) of the Greek word “khristos,” a symbol or emblem for Christ.

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