What does the X in Xmas mean?


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2012-08-18 03:13:02
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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 letter of the Greek word for Christ, Xristos ( Χριστός) so Xmas therefore means "Christ's Mass" which is what the word Christmas actually means.

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