Raphael

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

Definition of Raphael

: one of the four archangels named in Hebrew tradition

First Known Use of Raphael

14th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Raphael

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 14 Aug. 2022.

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Raphael biographical name

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

Definition of Raphael

1483–1520 Italian Raffaello Sanzio Italian painter

Other Words from Raphael

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

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