ariel gazelle

ariel

[air-ee-uhl]
noun
a mountain gazelle of Arabia, Gazella gazella arabica : almost extinct.
Also, ariel gazelle.


Origin:
1825–35; < dialectal Arabic aryal

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ariel (ˈɛərɪəl)
 
n
an Arabian gazelle, Gazella arabica (or dama)
 
[C19: from Arabic aryal]

Ariel (ˈɛərɪəl)
 
n
the smallest of the four large satellites of Uranus

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ariel
1382, in the Wyclif Bible, a word taken untranslated from the Vulgate, from Gk. ariel (Sept.), from Heb. ariel; in later Bibles, translated as "altar."
"(Gesenius would here translate 'fire-hearth of God,' after Arab. arr; elsewhere in O.T. the same word occurs as a man's name, and appellation of Jerusalem, where it is taken as = 'lion of God.') Ariel in T. Heywood and Milton is the name of an angel, in Shakespeare of 'an Ayrie spirit'; in Astron. of one of the satellites of Uranus." [OED]
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Ariel definition


the lion of God. (1.) One of the chief men sent by Ezra to procure Levites for the sanctuary (Ezra 8:16). (2.) A symbolic name for Jerusalem (Isa. 29:1, 2, 7) as "victorious under God," and in Ezek. 43:15, 16, for the altar (marg., Heb. 'ariel) of burnt offerings, the secret of Israel's lion-like strength.

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