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the period since the assumed year of Jesus’ birth.
the period beginning with the year of Christ’s birth. Dates in this era are labelled ad, those previous to it bc Also called Common Era


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  • Christiania

    [kris-chee-an-ee-uh, -ah-nee-uh, kris-tee-] /ˌkrɪs tʃiˈæn i ə, -ˈɑ ni ə, ˌkrɪs ti-/ noun 1. former name of . 2. Skiing. . /ˌkrɪstɪˈɑːnɪə/ noun 1. a former name (1624–1877) of Oslo

  • Christianise

    [kris-chuh-nahyz] /ˈkrɪs tʃəˌnaɪz/ verb (used with object), Christianized, Christianizing. 1. to make . 2. to imbue with Christian principles. /ˈkrɪstʃəˌnaɪz/ verb (transitive) 1. to make Christian or convert to Christianity 2. to imbue with Christian principles, spirit, or outlook v. 1590s, from Christian + -ize. Originally intransitive as well as transitive. Related: Christianized; christianizing; christianization.

  • Christianism

    [kris-chuh-niz-uh m] /ˈkrɪs tʃəˌnɪz əm/ noun 1. the beliefs and practices of Christians. n. 1560s, “Christianity,” from Christian + -ism. From c.2004 in reference to politicized fundamentalist Christianity in the U.S. Related: Christianist.

  • Christian iv

    /ˈkrɪstʃən; Danish ˈkresdjan/ noun 1. 1577–1648, king of Denmark and Norway (1588–1648): defeated in the Thirty Years’ War (1629) and by Sweden (1645)

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