Definition of

Seraph

  1. (noun, person) an angel of the first order; usually portrayed as the winged head of a child

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Alternate forms of Seraph

Derivations: seraphic, seraphical

Hypernyms: angel

Origin of the word Seraph

  1. 1667, first used by Milton (probably on analogy of cherub/cherubim), singular back-formation from O.E. seraphim (pl.), from L.L. seraphim, from Gk. seraphim, from Heb. seraphim (only in Isa. vi), pl. of *saraph (which does not occur in the Bible), probably lit. "the burning one," from saraph "it burned." Seraphs were traditionall… more

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