Definitions for ecce homoˈɛk si ˈhoʊ moʊ, ˈɛk eɪ

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. ecce homo(noun)

    a representation (a picture or sculpture) of Jesus wearing a crown of thorns

Webster Dictionary

  1. Ecce homo

    a picture which represents the Savior as given up to the people by Pilate, and wearing a crown of thorns

  2. Origin: [L., behold the man. See John xix. 5.]


  1. Ecce homo

    Ecce homo are the Latin words used by Pontius Pilate in the Vulgate translation of the John 19:5, when he presents a scourged Jesus Christ, bound and crowned with thorns, to a hostile crowd shortly before his Crucifixion. The original Greek is Ἰδοὺ ὁ ἄνθρωπος. The King James Version translates the phrase into English as ‘behold the man’. The scene is widely depicted in Christian art.

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Ecce Homo

    a representation of Christ as He appeared before Pilate crowned with thorns and bound with ropes, as in the painting of Correggio, a subject which has been treated by many of the other masters, such as Titian and Vandyck.

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