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

Word History


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

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“Azrael.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Sep. 2023.

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