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messiah

noun [S] uk   us   /məˈsaɪ.ə/
a leader who is believed to have the power to solve the world's problems: An ordinary priest, he was hailed by thousands as the new messiah.
the Messiah in the Christian religion, Jesus Christ in the Jewish religion, a king who will be sent by God to save the Jewish people
Translations of “messiah”
in Vietnamese vị cứu tinh…
in Spanish Mesías…
in Thai พระเยซูคริสต์…
in Malaysian Ahli Masih…
in French Messie…
in German der Messias…
in Chinese (Traditional) 救世主,救星…
in Indonesian Mesias…
in Chinese (Simplified) 救世主,救星…
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