What is another word for messiah?

Pronunciation: [mɛsˈa͡ɪ͡ə] (IPA)

A messiah is a revered figure who is believed to possess the power and capability to bring salvation, redemption, or liberation to a group of people. Various synonyms for the term messiah include savior, liberator, benefactor, redeemer, deliverer, and champion. These words evoke the idea of someone who comes to rescue or save those in distress from a situation of great suffering, oppression, or despair. Some other related terms include prophet, saint, healer, and guide. Each of these words reflects a particular aspect of the messianic figure and underscores the importance of their role in religious or spiritual contexts.

What are the hypernyms for Messiah?

A hypernym is a word with a broad meaning that encompasses more specific words called hyponyms.

What are the hyponyms for Messiah?

Hyponyms are more specific words categorized under a broader term, known as a hypernym.

Usage examples for Messiah

He was also in a position to know what was involved in being the messiah.
"The Expositor's Bible: The Gospel of St. John, Vol. I"
Marcus Dods
No incident could more distinctly prove that the claim to be the messiah was in their judgment one thing, the claim to be Divine another thing.
"The Expositor's Bible: The Gospel of St. John, Vol. I"
Marcus Dods
With the exception of the mother of Jesus, John the Baptist appears to have been the only person, who, at this particular time, was perfectly convinced, without a word from Jesus Himself, that the long-expected messiah had appeared.
"The Making of an Apostle"
R. J. Campbell

Famous quotes with Messiah

  • Your only obligation in any lifetime is to be true to yourself. Being true to anyone else or anything else is not only impossible, but the mark of a fake messiah.
    Richard Bach
  • Our Christian conviction is that Christ is also the messiah of Israel. Certainly it is in the hands of God how and when the unification of Jews and Christians into the people of God will take place.
    Pope Benedict XVI
  • We are given to the cult of personality; when things go badly we look to some messiah to save us. If by chance we think we have found one, it will not be long before we destroy him.
    Constantine Karamanlis
  • We need no messiah and no sterile conception of a god menacing us with hell and purgatory.
    Frederica Montseny
  • If I told you what it takes to reach the highest high you'd laugh and say nothing that simple, but you've been told many times before messiah's point you to the door though no one's got the guts to leave the temple.
    Peter Townsend

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