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What does Xmas mean?

It is short for Christmas. The day most people celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ. Xmas is a common abbreviation of the word Christmas. The "-mas" part is from the Latin-d (MORE)

Why do people say Xmas?

Because it is Christian shorthand for Christmas, the X standing for Christ. Way back when, Greek was the language of Christianity. The New Testament was written in Greek. Gr (MORE)

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Why is christmas sometimes spelled xmas?

To save time in writing or typing it & to save space on a document.   === The "X" has been used as an abbreviation for Christ for almost 2000 years - it comes from the fi (MORE)

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Why is Christmas also known as Xmas?

The words Christmas and Xmas are both shortened versions of the phrase Christ's Mass. Christmas is a simple contraction of the two words and it is easy to see how Christ's M (MORE)

What does the X in Xmas mean?

Originally the X was not an X as we use it in the English alphabet; it was the Greek letter chi which looks very similar to an X. The Greek letter X (chi) is the first lette (MORE)

What alphabet does abbreviation xmas come from?

The x in Xmas represents the Greek letter chi, which is the initial letter of Christos - the Greek for Christ. Christians came to use X as a symbol, and it crept into the En (MORE)

What does x stand for in xmas in Christmas?

X is "Christ" in Greek. The "X" comes from the Greek letter Chi, which is the first letter of the Greek word Χριστός, translated as "Christ". There is a common misco (MORE)

Is Xmas an abbreviation for Christmas?

Yes, the term, normally capitalized Xmas or X-mas is an abbreviation for the word Christmas, often used where a shorter word is required. The term has been controversial amo (MORE)

What symbolically does X represent in Xmas?

There are a number of ways to interpret the X symbolically, including: a way of excluding Christ from Christmas thus x-mas.it is not meant to be the letter x: it is a represe (MORE)