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evangel1

[ih-van-juh l] /ɪˈvæn dʒəl/
noun
1.
the good tidings of the redemption of the world through Jesus Christ; the gospel.
2.
(usually initial capital letter) any of the four Gospels.
3.
doctrine taken as a guide or regarded as of prime importance.
4.
good news or tidings.
Origin
1300-1350
1300-50; Middle English < Late Latin evangelium < Greek euangélion good news (see eu-, angel); replacing Middle English evangile < Middle French

evangel2

[ih-van-juh l] /ɪˈvæn dʒəl/
noun
1.
Origin
1585-95; < Late Latin evangelus < Greek euángelos (adj.) bringing good news. See evangel1
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British Dictionary definitions for evangel

evangel

/ɪˈvændʒəl/
noun
1.
(archaic) the gospel of Christianity
2.
(often capital) any of the four Gospels of the New Testament
3.
any body of teachings regarded as central or basic
4.
(US) an evangelist
Word Origin
C14: from Church Latin ēvangelium, from Greek evangelion good news, from eu- + angelos messenger; see angel
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