Je"sus (?), n. [L. Jesus, Gr. , from Heb. Y'esha'; Yah Jehovah + hsha' to help.]

The Savior; the name of the Son of God as announced by the angel to his parents; the personal name of Our Lord, in distinction from Christ, his official appellation.

Luke i. 31.

Thou shalt call his name Jesus; for he shall save his people from their sins. Matt. i. 21.

The form Jesu is often used, esp. in the vocative.

Jesu, do thou my soul receive. Keble.

The Society of Jesus. See Jesuit.


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