evangel

evangel

1 [ih-van-juhl]
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:
1300–50; Middle English < Late Latin evangelium < Greek euangélion good news (see eu-, angel); replacing Middle English evangile < Middle French

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evangel

2 [ih-van-juhl]
noun

Origin:
1585–95; < Late Latin evangelus < Greek euángelos (adj.) bringing good news. See evangel1

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evangel (ɪˈvændʒəl)
 
n
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
 
[C14: from Church Latin ēvangelium, from Greek evangelion good news, from eu- + angelos messenger; see angel]

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