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arch·an·gel

 (ärk′ān′jəl)
n.
1. A high-ranking angel.
2. archangels The eighth of the nine orders of angels in medieval angelology.

[Middle English, from Old French archangele, from Late Latin archangelus, from Late Greek arkhangelos : Greek arkh-, archi- + Greek angelos, angel.]

arch′an·gel′ic (-ăn-jĕl′ĭk) adj.

Arch·an·gel

 (ärk′ān′jəl)
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Adj.1.archangelic - of or relating to or resembling archangelsarchangelic - of or relating to or resembling archangels
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For, thought Ahab, while even the highest earthly felicities ever have a certain unsignifying pettiness lurking in them, but, at bottom, all heart-woes, a mystic significance, and, in some men, an archangelic grandeur; so do their diligent tracings-out not belie the obvious deduction.
He ceas'd; and th' Archangelic Power prepar'd For swift descent, with him the Cohort bright Of watchful Cherubim; four faces each Had, like a double JANUS, all thir shape Spangl'd with eyes more numerous then those Of ARGUS, and more wakeful then to drouze, Charm'd with ARCADIAN Pipe, the Pastoral Reed Of HERMES, or his opiate Rod.
For he had been as instructive as Milton's "affable archangel;" and with something of the archangelic manner he told her how he had undertaken to show (what indeed had been attempted before, but not with that thoroughness, justice of comparison, and effectiveness of arrangement at which Mr.
Casaubon, Dorothea is mightily smitten with him, and particularly with the extent of his understanding: "For he had been as instructive [to her] as Milton's 'affable archangel," unveiling hidden worlds of knowledge "with something of the archangelic manner" (24).