Dumb question, could this be a messiah, or is this the sort of word that only ever appears as definite "in the wild"?
I think it should depend … there are other anointed one (Maschiach) figures in TaNaKh … the Hebrew characters would be the same (not necessarily capitalized, you know) … Sha'ul (Saul) or David for example were other anointed ones in the Bible … my anointed one would be משיחי …
Also the term for how Christians are supposed to be in Hebrew - Messiah followers - would be like Maschichiyim … משיחיים …
If you keep in mind the meaning of the term relating to meshakh (to anoint) & that in Hebrew the letters don't have to be capital or lowercase, hopefully it should become clearer for you from that purpose.
it is not sad to wait for the messiah, he will come - on the clouds. -
This depends on the sect, though. Part of Chabad believes the Rebbe was the Messiah.
The Messiah Prince (Maschiach Nagid) of Daniel 9 | Haggai 2 timeline(s) is not the same as waiting for anti-Maschiach of the 3rd temple …
מה זה על משיח נגיד בדניאל פרק ט ובחגי פרק ב? "עַד-מָשִׁיחַ נָגִיד"
All those religions have kinds of portraits of messiah figures, but not all agree with the Messiah of Torah | the Prophets - you know, like Zechariah & the rest? (:
קרא את הספר "אבולוציה במבחן" ותבין למה אתם טועים.. זה מאד פשוט. כניראה קשה לכם להבין.