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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 ?
Mr Brass would then set the office-door wide open, hum his old tune with great gaiety of heart, and smile seraphically as before.
"No; Miss Polly would let concealment prey on her damask cheeks and still smile on in the novel fashion, or turn sister of charity and nurse the heartless lover through small-pox, or some other contagious disease, and die seraphically, leaving him to the agonies of remorse and tardy love."
Among these are Jokubas Szedvilas and his wife, Lucija, who together keep the delicatessen store, and consume nearly as much as they sell; they are too fat to dance, but they stand in the middle of the floor, holding each other fast in their arms, rocking slowly from side to side and grinning seraphically, a picture of toothless and perspiring ecstasy.