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Xmas - Wikipedia

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Xmas is a common abbreviation of the word Christmas. It is sometimes pronounced /ˈɛksməs/, but Xmas, and variants such as Xtemass, originated as ...

What Does the X in Xmas Mean? - Ligonier Ministries

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Dec 18, 2015 ... The X in Christmas is used like the R in R.C. My given name at birth was ... The idea of X as an abbreviation for the name of Christ came into ...

The "X" in "Xmas" Doesn't Take the "Christ" Out of "Christmas"

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Dec 21, 2011 ... It turns out, “Xmas” is not a non-religious version of “Christmas”. The “X” is actually indicating the Greek letter “Chi”, which is short for the Greek ...

Xmas Abbreviation : snopes.com

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Dec 24, 2013 ... Rumor: The term 'Xmas' is a modern and disrespectful abbreviation for 'Christmas .'

The X in Xmas literally means Christ. Here's the history behind it

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Dec 14, 2014 ... Most scholars agree that the first appearance of this abbreviation for ... The abbreviation stuck and eventually was shortened to Xmas. The poet ...

The Origin of "Xmas" - CRI/Voice

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Dec 9, 2014 ... Around Christmas each year there are always those who decry the use of the abbreviation "Xmas" as some kind of blasphemy against Christ ...

Why is Christmas shortened to XMAS? - The Bible Study Site

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ANSWER: Abbreviating the word Christmas to Xmas does not 'cut Jesus short' as your Emailed question suggested. Before we explain this, let us first discover ...

Xmas | Definition of Xmas by Merriam-Webster

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Origin and Etymology of xmas. X (symbol for Christ, from the Greek letter chi (X), initial of Christos Christ) + -mas (in Christmas). First Known Use: 1551 ...

Grammar Girl : What Does "Xmas" Really Mean? :: Quick and Dirty ...

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Dec 11, 2014 ... Do you get upset when you see Xmas instead of Christmas? ... origin, meaning, and appropriateness of Xmas, the abbreviation for Christmas.

Xmas vs Christmas - Catholic Answers Forums

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The abbreviation of 'Xmas' for 'Christmas' is neither modern nor disrespectful. The notion that it is a new and vulgar representation of the word ...

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The “X” in “Xmas” — Learn the sacred, 1,000-year-old meaning of ...

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Dec 21, 2015 ... Here's a holiday surprise that only the dictionary can provide. Do you find the word “Xmas,” as an abbreviation for Christmas, offensive?

Is it ok to use Xmas to mean Christmas? -- Christmas Customs and ...

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Christmas is also sometimes known as Xmas. Some people don't think it's correct to call Christmas 'Xmas' as that takes the 'Christ' (Jesus) out of Christmas.

Why do we shorten Christmas as Xmas? | Grammarly Blog

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Dec 8, 2014 ... Words change over time—their meaning, their usage, and even their spelling. Take Christmas and its shortened version, Xmas, for example.