Saturday, April 27, 2013


X is for the Abbreviation X


X, the twenty fourth letter of the English Alphabet, is borrowed from the Greek. In the middle and at the end of words, it has the sound of ks, as in wax, lax, luxury. At the beginning of a word, it has precisely the sound of z. It is used as an initial, in a few words borrowed from the Greek.
As a numeral, X stands for ten. It represents one V, which stands for five, placed on the top of another. When laid horizontally it stands for a thousand, and with a dash over it, it stands for ten thousand.  

As an abbreviation, X. Stands for Christ, and in Xn. Christian; Xm. Christmas.

What does the Bible say?

Esther 1:1  This is what happened during the time of Xerxes, the Xerxes who ruled over 127 provinces stretching from India to Cush:


According to the 1828 Webster's dictionary there was only 13 words entered at that time. The only word I found in the Bible was the name Xerxes who was King of Persia and husband of Queen Esther. I do have the urge to change up my Christmas Cards and somehow incorporate the abbreviations. How about this?
Merry Xm!     X is born   or maybe not......

"See What A Morning"
Keith Getty and Stuart Townend
As recorded on Irish Hymns 2
Copyright © 2003 Kingsway Thankyou Music


Anonymous said...

Great X post, not an easy word, I cheated,

Only Y AND Z to go then it's back to normal.


Healing Wounded Hearts said...

Actually, I was surprised when it all came together!!

Coffee Lady said...

you did real good for X. It was a hard one.

Anonymous said...

In answer to your question in your comment I do blog often, I used to have a blog that I started in 2006 at first I didn't get any comments, I didn't know there was followers then one day I had my first follower. I kept it going until last year but found I loved blogging too much so started this one from scratch. Don't despair about comments people in time will notice you I promise, You have a wonderful blog, one I intend to keep following.

Arlee Bird said...

I've just found your blog through your comment at Yvonne's blog. You are doing wonderful work here and you can count me as a new follower.

I also did a post about X as an abbreviation for Christ. Hope you'll take a look at my blog and provide input.

A Few Words
An A to Z Co-host blog

Healing Wounded Hearts said...

I stand corrected. Xerxes isn't the only X word in the Bible. Looks like Χριστός is in the Bible many times. Thanks for following my blog! I will be following yours too!