Michael

noun

Mi·​chael ˈmī-kəl How to pronounce Michael (audio)
: one of the four archangels named in Hebrew tradition

Word History

Etymology

Hebrew Mīkhā'ēl

First Known Use

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Michael was before the 12th century

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Cite this Entry

“Michael.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Michael. Accessed 8 Dec. 2023.

Biographical Definition

Michael

biographical name

Mi·​chael ˈmī-kəl How to pronounce Michael (audio)
variants Romanian Mihai
1921–2017 Michael Hohenzollern king of Romania (1927–30; 1940–47)

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