See also: Cherubim
Hebrew כרֻבִים (keruvím), from כְּרוּב (kerúv) + ־ים (-im) masculine plural suffix.
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- plural of cherub
- Coordinate term: seraphim
- 2010, Pseudonymous Bosch [pseudonym; Raphael Simon], “The Royal Kennels”, in This Isn’t What It Looks Like (The Secret Series; 4), New York, N.Y.: Little, Brown and Company, →ISBN; republished London: Usborne, 2014, →ISBN:
- The kennels occupied a long brick building designed to resemble the palace in miniature. Inside, the walls were painted with murals of dogs frolicking in the woods and giving chase to a frightened fox while chubby canine cherubim smiled down at them.
cherubim (plural cherubims)
- A cherub.
- 1846 October 1 – 1848 April 1, Charles Dickens, Dombey and Son, London: Bradbury and Evans, […], published 1848, →OCLC:
- As he looks up at the organ, Miss Tox in the gallery shrinks behind the fat leg of a cherubim on a monument, with cheeks like a young Wind, Captain Cuttle, on the contrary, stands up and waves his hook, in token of welcome and encouragement.
- 2014, Rebecca Tourniaire, King of the Ark, page 44:
- Again, if we put the two cherubims on each side but still on the lid, the size of the Ark doesn't allow enough space for a King, […]
- ^ “cherub”, in OED Online , Oxford, Oxfordshire: Oxford University Press, launched 2000.
- (Classical) IPA(key): /kʰeˈruː.biːm/, [kʰɛˈruːbiːm]
- (Ecclesiastical) IPA(key): /keˈru.bim/, [keˈruːbim]