Sunday, 21 August 2016
Xmas is a commonplace abbreviation of the word christmas. it's far every now and then statedˈɛksməs/, but xmas, and versions along with xtemass, originated as handwriting abbreviations for the typical pronunciation /ˈkrɪsməs/. the "x" comes from the greek letter chi, which is the primary letter of the greek word χριστός, which in english is "christ". the "-mas" part is from the latin-derived vintage english phrase for mass.
there's a commonplace notion that the phrase xmas stems from a mundane try to take away the spiritual culture from christmas via taking the "christ" out of "christmas", but its use dates returned to the 16th century.
Christmas is additionally generally referred to as Christmas Day. Some individuals do not suppose it's correct to decision Christmas 'Xmas' as that takes the 'Christ' (Jesus) out of Christmas. (As Christmas comes from Christ-Mass, the church that celebrated the birth of Good Shepherd.)