noun \ˈra-fē-əl, ˈrā-, -ˌel\

Definition of RAPHAEL

:  one of the four archangels named in Hebrew tradition

Origin of RAPHAEL

Late Latin, from Greek Rhaphaēl, from Hebrew Rĕphā'ēl
First Known Use: 14th century


biographical name \ˈra-fē-əl, ˈrā-, ˈrä-\

Definition of RAPHAEL

1483–1520 It. Raffaello Sanzio Ital. painter
Ra·pha·el·esque \ˌra-fē-ə-ˈlesk, ˌrā-, ˌrä-\ adjective


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