archangel

See also: Archangel

EnglishEdit

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EtymologyEdit

From Middle English archangel, from Old French archangele, from Latin archangelus, from Ancient Greek ἀρχάγγελος (arkhángelos) from Ancient Greek prefix ἀρχι- (arkhi-) + ἄγγελος (ángelos, messenger). Surface analysis arch- +‎ angel.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ɑː(ɹ)ˈkeɪn.d͡ʒəl/, /ˈɑː(ɹ).keɪn.d͡ʒəl/

NounEdit

archangel (plural archangels)

  1. A powerful angel that leads many other angels, but is still loyal to a deity, and often seen as belonging to a particular archangelical rank or order within a greater hierarchy of angels. (Judeo-Christian examples: Gabriel, Michael, Raphael, Uriel).
  2. Synonym of angelica (the garden herb)

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WelshEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle Welsh archangel, from Proto-Brythonic *arxangel, a borrowing from Latin archangelus, from Ancient Greek ἀρχάγγελος (arkhángelos). Equivalent to arch- +‎ angel (angel). Cognate with Breton arc'hael.

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archangel m (plural archangylion)

  1. (religion) archangel

MutationEdit

Welsh mutation
radical soft nasal h-prothesis
archangel unchanged unchanged harchangel
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.