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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 ?
Seraphims are brighter whiter and have bigger wings and I think are older and longer dead than angels which are just freshly dead and after a long time in heaven around the great white throne grow to be seraphims.
Father Seraphim, the deacon, the acolytes, and Sofya Ivanovna, a lady who always lived near the hermitage and tended Father Sergius, begged him to bring the service to an end.
Then, methought, the air grew denser, perfumed from an unseen censer Swung by Seraphim whose foot-falls tinkled on the tufted floor.