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archangel

[ahrk-eyn-juhl]

Origin:
before 1000; early Middle English arc(h)angel < Anglo-French, Old French arc(h)ang(e)le < Late Latin archangelus < Greek archángelos; replacing Old English hēahengel; see high, arch-1, angel

archangelic [ahrk-an-jel-ik] , archangelical, adjective
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Archangel

[ahrk-eyn-juhl] ,
noun
1.
Russian Arkhangelsk. a seaport in the NW Russian Federation in Europe, on Dvina Bay.
2.
former name of Dvina Bay.
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archangel (ˈɑːkˌeɪndʒəl)
 
n
1.  a principal angel, a member of the order ranking immediately above the angels in medieval angelology
2.  another name for angelica
3.  yellow archangel a Eurasian herbaceous plant (Lamiastrum luteum) that has yellow helmet-shaped flowers: family Lamiaceae (labiates)
4.  a bronze-coloured breed of domestic pigeon with black markings
 
archangelic
 
adj

Archangel (ˈɑːkˌeɪndʒəl)
 
n
Russian name: Arkhangelsk a port in NW Russia, on the Dvina River: major centre for the timber trade and White Sea fisheries. Pop: 345 000 (2005 est)

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archangel
late 12c., from L.L. archangelus, from Gk. arkhangelos "chief angel," from arkh- "chief, first" (see archon) + angelos (see angel). Replaced O.E. heah encgel.
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Archangel definition


(1Thess. 4:16; Jude 1:9), the prince of the angels.

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