Raphael

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noun Ra·pha·el \ˈra-fē-əl, ˈrā-, -ˌel\

Definition of Raphael

  1. :  one of the four archangels named in Hebrew tradition

Origin and Etymology of raphael

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


First Known Use: 14th century


Raphael

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biographical name Ra·pha·el \ˈra-fē-əl, ˈrā-, ˈrä-\

Definition of Raphael

  1. 1483–1520 Italian Raffaello Sanzio Italian painter

Raphaelesque

play \ˌra-fē-ə-ˈlesk, ˌrā-, ˌrä-\ adjective

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