Azrael

noun
Az·​ra·​el | \ ˈazrāˌel \
plural -s

Definition of Azrael

: the angel of death in Jewish and Islamic thought who watches over the dying and separates the soul from the body

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History and Etymology for Azrael

Arabic ʽAzrā'īl, from Hebrew ʽĂzar'ēl, literally, God has helped

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“Azrael.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Azrael. Accessed 16 Aug. 2022.

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