seraphic


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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.

seraphic

(sɪˈræfɪk) or

seraphical

adj
1. of or resembling a seraph
2. blissfully serene; rapt
seˈraphically adv
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.seraphic - of or relating to an angel of the first order; "he imagined a seraphic presence in the room"
2.seraphic - having a sweet nature befitting an angel or cherubseraphic - having a sweet nature befitting an angel or cherub; "an angelic smile"; "a cherubic face"; "looking so seraphic when he slept"; "a sweet disposition"
lovable, loveable - having characteristics that attract love or affection; "a mischievous but lovable child"
Translations
مَلائِكي، ساروفي، سيرافيمي
serafínský
szeráfi
serafa-; líkur serafa
serafínsky
meleklere ait

seraphic

[səˈræfɪk] ADJseráfico

seraphic

seraph

(ˈserəf) plurals ˈseraphim (-fim) ˈseraphs noun
an angel of the highest rank.
seˈraphic (-ˈrӕ-) adjective
References in classic literature ?
At the soft-murmured words that were fulfilled In the seraphic glancing of thine eyes -- Of all who owe thee most -- whose gratitude Nearest resembles worship -- oh, remember The truest -- the most fervently devoted, And think that these weak lines are written by him -- By him who, as he pens them, thrills to think His spirit is communing with an angel's.
A carefuller study of the phenomenon reveals the fact that the seraphic strains are produced by the steam escaping from the hot-water bottles at the feet of the invalid.
Then, Mr Brass left off writing entirely, and, with his pen in his hand, hummed his very loudest; shaking his head meanwhile from side to side, like a man whose whole soul was in the music, and smiling in a manner quite seraphic.
Then strait commands that at the warlike sound Of Trumpets loud and Clarions be upreard His mighty Standard; that proud honour claim'd AZAZEL as his right, a Cherube tall: Who forthwith from the glittering Staff unfurld Th' Imperial Ensign, which full high advanc't Shon like a Meteor streaming to the Wind With Gemms and Golden lustre rich imblaz'd, Seraphic arms and Trophies: all the while Sonorous mettal blowing Martial sounds: At which the universal Host upsent A shout that tore Hells Concave, and beyond Frighted the Reign of CHAOS and old Night.
The manner in which he dropped on his knees, and hid his face in his hands, and showed his beautiful rings was, as a young lady said behind me, simply seraphic.
I hear," he said, with a broad and seraphic smile, "that in this hotel there has to-day a murder been committed.
He could-not be as the saints and love the Infinite with a seraphic ardour, but he could be a little ashamed of loving a wife.
There was never a time when his expression had seemed more seraphic.
The family likeness between her and her niece Dinah Morris, with the contrast between her keenness and Dinah's seraphic gentleness of expression, might have served a painter as an excellent suggestion for a Martha and Mary.
In their excitement they had unconsciously seized each other by the hand, and stood like two little children in the presence of a marvel, Challenger's cheeks bunched up into a seraphic smile, and Summerlee's sardonic face softening for the moment into wonder and reverence.
Nevertheless, in the Seraphic creature with the haymaking rake, were clearly to be discerned the rudiments of the Patriarch with the list shoes.
From which it would seem, my dear count, that you can at pleasure enjoy the seraphic strains that proceed from the seven choirs of paradise?