Raphael

noun
Ra·​pha·​el | \ ˈra-fē-əl How to pronounce Raphael (audio) , ˈrā-, -ˌel \

Definition of Raphael

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: one of the four archangels named in Hebrew tradition

Raphael

biographical name
Ra·​pha·​el | \ ˈra-fē-əl How to pronounce Raphael (audio) , ˈrā-, ˈrä- \

Definition of Raphael (Entry 2 of 2)

1483–1520 Italian Raffaello Sanzio Italian painter

Other Words from Raphael

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Raphaelesque \ ˌra-​fē-​ə-​ˈlesk How to pronounce Raphaelesque (audio) , ˌrā-​ , ˌrä-​ \ adjective

First Known Use of Raphael

Noun

14th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Raphael

Noun

Late Latin, from Greek Rhaphaēl, from Hebrew Rĕphā'ēl

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“Raphael.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Raphael. Accessed 24 May. 2020.

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