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evan·​gel i-ˈvan-jəl How to pronounce evangel (audio)
: gospel


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Word History


Noun (1)

Middle English evangile, from Anglo-French evangeile, from Late Latin evangelium, from Greek euangelion good news, gospel, from euangelos bringing good news, from eu- + angelos messenger

First Known Use

Noun (1)

14th century, in the meaning defined above

Noun (2)

1614, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of evangel was in the 14th century

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“Evangel.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/evangel. Accessed 28 Nov. 2023.

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