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Sagefrakrobatik
20 December 2007, 02:49 PM
http://http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pb5hauj-U-A Here is a gift for everyone enjoy

satay
20 December 2007, 04:32 PM
namaste sage,

The link doesn't work.

Haridas
20 December 2007, 05:14 PM
namaste sage,

The link doesn't work.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pb5hauj-U-A

yajvan
20 December 2007, 10:25 PM
Hari Om
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Namaste,

I often wondered where the X came from as an abbreviation for Xmas.

We know that Christmas is Christ's + Mass, from middle english's Christemasse or old English Cristes mæsse. These came from the Greek word christos and the Latin missa , and now get closer to the answer.

In in early Greek versions of the new testament the letter X or chi is the first letter of Greek, Khrstos, Christ. So X is an expedient way of representing Christ in Christ-mas.
At the same time, Xian and Xianity were in frequent use as abbreviations of "Christian" and "Christianity".


pranams,


source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Christmas and http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Xmas

Bob G
22 December 2007, 11:04 AM
Actually I've seen the use of "x" used in the context of a kind of insulting and or demeaning shortcut.