MEANING: noun: A savior, liberator, or leader of a group or a cause.

ETYMOLOGY: From Latin messias, from Greek messias, from Hebrew mashia (anointed), from Aramaic masiah (the anointed one), from masah (to anoint). Ultimately from the Semitic root msh (to anoint), which also gave us massage and masseur. Earliest documented use: 450.

MESSISH - message from a drunk

MESSI - HAH - having contempt for the world-class soccer player who now plays for Inter Miami

MESSINAH - a town in upper New York State, on the St Lawrence River