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Gabriel

[gey-bree-uh l] /ˈgeɪ bri əl/
noun
1.
one of the archangels, appearing usually as a divine messenger. Dan. 8:16, 9:21; Luke 1:19, 26.
2.
Islam. the angel of revelation and the intermediary between God and Muhammad.
3.
a male given name.
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British Dictionary definitions for gab riel

Gabriel1

/ˈɡeɪbrɪəl/
noun
1.
(Bible) one of the archangels, the messenger of good news (Daniel 8:16–26; Luke 1:11–20, 26–38)

Gabriel2

/French ɡabriɛl/
noun
1.
Jacques-Ange (ʒakɑ̃ʒ). 1698–1782, French architect: designed the Petit Trianon at Versailles
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Word Origin and History for gab riel

Gabriel

masc. proper name, also name of an Old Testament angel, from Hebrew Gabhri el, literally "man of God," from gebher "man" + El "God." First element is from base of verb gabhar "was strong" (cf. Arabic jabr "strong, young man;" jabbar "tyrant").

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Gabriel definition


An angel in Jewish, Christian, and Muslim systems of belief. He is usually represented in the Bible as a messenger from God, bearing God's word to the Israelites and appearing to Mary, the mother of Jesus, at the Annunciation. Gabriel also revealed the sacred laws of the Koran to Muhammad.

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gab riel in the Bible

champion of God, used as a proper name to designate the angel who was sent to Daniel (8:16) to explain the vision of the ram and the he-goat, and to communicate the prediction of the seventy weeks (Dan. 9:21-27). He announced also the birth of John the Baptist (Luke 1:11), and of the Messiah (26). He describes himself in the words, "I am Gabriel, who stand in the presence of God" (1:19).

Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary
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