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archangel

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noun arch·an·gel \ˈärk-ˌān-jəl\

Simple Definition of archangel

  • : an angel of the highest rank

Full Definition of archangel

  1. 1 :  a chief angel

  2. 2 plural :  an order of angels — see celestial hierarchy

arch·an·gel·icplay \ˌärk-(ˌ)an-ˈje-lik\ adjective

Origin of archangel

Middle English, from Anglo-French or Late Latin; Anglo-French archangle, from Late Latin archangelus, from Greek archangelos, from archi- + angelos angel


First Known Use: 12th century



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