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Raph·a·el 1

 (răf′ē-əl, rā′fē-, rä′fē-ĕl′)
One of the archangels of Hebrew tradition.

Raph·a·el 2

 (răf′ē-əl, rā′fē-, rä′fē-ĕl′) Originally Raffaelo Sanzio. 1483-1520.
Italian painter whose works, such as The School of Athens (1510) and Sistine Madonna (1512), exemplify the ideals of the High Renaissance.


1. (Bible) Bible one of the archangels; the angel of healing and the guardian of Tobias (Tobit 3:17; 5–12). Feast day: Sept 29
2. (Biography) original name Raffaello Santi or Sanzio. 1483–1520, Italian painter and architect, regarded as one of the greatest artists of the High Renaissance. His many paintings include the Sistine Madonna (?1513) and the Transfiguration (unfinished, 1520)
ˌRaphaelˈesque adj


(ˈræf i əl, ˈreɪ fi-, ˌrɑ faɪˈɛl)

1. (Raffaello Santi or Sanzio) 1483–1520, Italian painter.
2. one of the archangels.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Raphael - Italian painter whose many paintings exemplify the ideals of the High Renaissance (1483-1520)Raphael - Italian painter whose many paintings exemplify the ideals of the High Renaissance (1483-1520)
2.Raphael - an archangel of the Hebrew tradition
archangel - an angel ranked above the highest rank in the celestial hierarchy


[ˈræfeɪəl] NRafael


[ˈræfeɪəl] n (Art) → Raffaello
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It's not the first doctor Joe has played- he was Dr Dan Pemberton in Zig Zag Love, alongside Robert Carlyle - or the first Italian called Raf, having starred in Raphael: A Mortal God, a drama about painter Raphael Santi.
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COVENTRY STAKES candidates Raphael Santi and Requinto go head to head for the second time today in the Listed Alfred Nobel Rochestown Stakes at Naas, writes Jessica Lamb.
Aidan O'Brien looks to have several good chances on the card and his Raphael Santi should take the opener following a good run at Leopardstown.