archangel

[ahrk-eyn-juhl]

Origin:
before 1000; early Middle English arc(h)angel < Anglo-French, Old French arc(h)ang(e)le < Late Latin archangelus < Greek archángelos; replacing Old English hēahengel; see high, arch-1, angel

archangelic [ahrk-an-jel-ik] , archangelical, adjective
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Archangel

[ahrk-eyn-juhl] ,
noun
1.
Russian Arkhangelsk. a seaport in the NW Russian Federation in Europe, on Dvina Bay.
2.
former name of Dvina Bay.
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archangel (ˈɑːkˌeɪndʒəl)
 
n
1.  a principal angel, a member of the order ranking immediately above the angels in medieval angelology
2.  another name for angelica
3.  yellow archangel a Eurasian herbaceous plant (Lamiastrum luteum) that has yellow helmet-shaped flowers: family Lamiaceae (labiates)
4.  a bronze-coloured breed of domestic pigeon with black markings
 
archangelic
 
adj

Archangel (ˈɑːkˌeɪndʒəl)
 
n
Russian name: Arkhangelsk a port in NW Russia, on the Dvina River: major centre for the timber trade and White Sea fisheries. Pop: 345 000 (2005 est)

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archangel
late 12c., from L.L. archangelus, from Gk. arkhangelos "chief angel," from arkh- "chief, first" (see archon) + angelos (see angel). Replaced O.E. heah encgel.
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Archangel definition


(1Thess. 4:16; Jude 1:9), the prince of the angels.

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archangel

any of several chiefs, rulers, or princes of angels in the hierarchy of angels of the major Western religions, especially Judaism, Christianity, and Islam, and of certain syncretic religions, such as Gnosticism. See angel

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Example sentences for archangel
You were archangel enough to despise the imperfect body, and embrace the soul.
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