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 Christabelle [Kris’tabel].Christian [ch = k]. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Christendom [Kris’-en-dum]
 
generally means all Christian countries; but Shakespeare uses it for baptism, or “Christian citizenship.” Thus, in King John, the young prince says:—   1
       
“By my christendom!
So I were out of prison and kept sheep,
I should be merry as the day is long.”
       
Act iv. sc. 1.
 


 Christabelle [Kris’tabel].Christian [ch = k]. 

 
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