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ser·aph

 (sĕr′əf)
n. pl. ser·a·phim (-ə-fĭm) or ser·aphs
1. Bible A celestial being having three pairs of wings.
2. seraphim Christianity The first of the nine orders of angels in medieval angelology.

[Back-formation from pl. seraphim, from Middle English seraphin, from Old English, from Late Latin seraphīn, seraphīm, from Greek serapheim, from Hebrew śərāpîm, pl. of śārāp, fiery serpent, seraph, from śārap, to burn; see śrp in Semitic roots.]

se·raph′ic (sə-răf′ĭk), se·raph′i·cal (-ĭ-kəl) adj.
se·raph′i·cal·ly adv.

seraph

(ˈsɛrəf)
n, pl -aphs, -aphim (-əfɪm) or -aphin (-əfɪn)
1. (Theology) theol a member of the highest order of angels in the celestial hierarchies, often depicted as the winged head of a child
2. (Bible) Old Testament one of the fiery six-winged beings attendant upon Jehovah in Isaiah's vision (Isaiah 6)
[C17: back formation from plural seraphim, via Late Latin from Hebrew]

ser•aph

(ˈsɛr əf)

n., pl. -aphs, -a•phim (-ə fɪm)
1. one of the celestial beings hovering above God's throne in Isaiah's vision. Isa. 6.
2. a member of the highest order of angels. Compare angel (def. 1).
[1660–70; taken as singular of seraphim]
se•raph•ic (sɪˈræf ɪk) se•raph′i•cal, adj.
se•raph′i•cal•ly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.seraph - an angel of the first orderseraph - an angel of the first order; usually portrayed as the winged head of a child
angel - spiritual being attendant upon God
Translations
مَلاك ذو سِتَّة أجْنِحَه
serafín
seraf
serafi
szeráf
serafi
serafimas
serafs
serafín
en yüksek sınıftan melek

seraph

[ˈserəf] N (seraphs or seraphim (pl)) [ˈserəfɪm]serafín m

seraph

n pl <-s or -im> → Seraph m

seraph

[ˈsɛrəf] n (seraphs or seraphim (pl)) → serafino

seraph

(ˈserəf) plurals ˈseraphim (-fim) ˈseraphs noun
an angel of the highest rank.
seˈraphic (-ˈrӕ-) adjective
References in classic literature ?
who now beholds Cherube and Seraph rowling in the Flood With scatter'd Arms and Ensigns, till anon His swift pursuers from Heav'n Gates discern Th' advantage, and descending tread us down Thus drooping, or with linked Thunderbolts Transfix us to the bottom of this Gulfe.
Never seraph spread a pinion Over fabric half so fair.
Bribe a seraph to fetch you a coal of fire from heaven, if you will," said I, "and with it kindle life in the tallest, fattest, most boneless, fullest-blooded of Ruben's painted women--leave me only my Alpine peri, and I'll not envy you.
So transformed and so ethereal was her expression, that Alleyne, in his loftiest dream of archangel or of seraph, had never pictured so sweet, so womanly, and yet so wise a face.
She was dressed in the sweetest dress of pale-pink organdy, with dozens of frills and elbow sleeves, and she looked just like a seraph.
I was a child and She was a child, In this kingdom by the sea, But we loved with a love that was more than love - I and my ANNABEL LEE - With a love that the wingéd seraphs of Heaven Coveted her and me.
With a love that the winged seraphs of heaven Coveted her and me.
From the world of [Shelley's] imagination the shapes of the old world had disappeared, and their place was taken by a stream of radiant vapors, incessantly forming, shifting, and dissolving in the 'clear golden dawn,' and hymning with the voices of seraphs, to the music of the stars and the
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