Raphael

Raphael

[raf-ee-uhl, rey-fee-, rah-fahy-el]
noun
1.
(Raffaello Santi or Sanzio) 1483–1520, Italian painter.
2.
one of the archangels.
3.
a male given name: from a hebrew word meaning “healing of the Lord.”
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Raphael (ˈræfeɪəl)
 
n
1.  Bible one of the archangels; the angel of healing and the guardian of Tobias (Tobit 3:17; 5--12). Feast day: Sept 29
2.  original name Raffaello Santi or Sanzio. 1483--1520, Italian painter and architect, regarded as one of the greatest artists of the High Renaissance. His many paintings include the Sistine Madonna (?1513) and the Transfiguration (unfinished, 1520)
 
Raphael'esque
 
adj

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Raphael
masc. proper name, Biblical archangel (Apocrypha), from L.L., from Gk. Hraphael, from Heb. Rephael, lit. "God has healed," from rapha "he healed" + el "God." Raphaelesque (1832) is in ref. to painter Raffaello Sanzio (1483-1520). See Pre-Raphaelite.
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Raphael [(raf-ee-uhl, ray-fee-uhl, rah-fee-el)]

A sixteenth-century Italian painter. A contemporary of Leonardo da Vinci and Michelangelo, he is known for his beautiful and gracious Madonnas and The School of Athens (see Plato's Academy).

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