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or ariel gazelle

[air-ee-uh l] /ˈɛər i əl/
a mountain gazelle of Arabia, Gazella gazella arabica : almost extinct.
Origin of ariel
1825-35; < dialectal Arabic aryal


[air-ee-uh l] /ˈɛər i əl/
(in Shakespeare's Tempest) a spirit of the air who is required to use his magic to help Prospero.
Astronomy. one of the moons of the planet Uranus.
Aerospace. one of a series of British satellites that studied the ionosphere, cosmic rays, and x-rays.
Also, Arielle
[ar-ee-el, air-] /ˌær iˈɛl, ˌɛər-/ (Show IPA)
. a female given name.
a male given name. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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an Arabian gazelle, Gazella arabica (or dama)
Word Origin
C19: from Arabic aryal


the smallest of the four large satellites of Uranus
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Word Origin and History for ariel

1382, in the Wyclif Bible, a word taken untranslated from the Vulgate, from Greek ariel (Sept.), from Hebrew 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]
As the name of a species of gazelle found in the Middle East, 1832, from Arabic aryil, variant of ayyil "stag."

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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ariel in Technology
An array-oriented language for the CDC 6400.
["Ariel Reference Manual", P. Devel, TR 22, CC UC Berkeley, Apr 1968].
["A New Survey of the Ariel Programming Language", P. Deuel, TR 4, Ariel Consortium, UC Berkeley, June 1972].
[Deuel or Devel?]
The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing, © Denis Howe 2010
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ariel in the Bible

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.

Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary
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