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evangel

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[ ih-van-juhl ]
/ ɪˈvæn dʒəl /
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noun

the good tidings of the redemption of the world through Jesus Christ; the gospel.
(usually initial capital letter) any of the four Gospels.
doctrine taken as a guide or regarded as of prime importance.
good news or tidings.

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Origin of evangel

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1300–50; Middle English <Late Latin evangelium<Greek euangélion good news (see eu-, angel); replacing Middle English evangile<Middle French

Definition for evangel (2 of 2)

evangel2
[ ih-van-juhl ]
/ ɪˈvæn dʒəl /

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Origin of evangel

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1585–95; <Late Latin evangelus<Greek euángelos (adj.) bringing good news. See evangel1
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British Dictionary definitions for evangel

evangel
/ (ɪˈvændʒəl) /

noun

archaic the gospel of Christianity
(often capital) any of the four Gospels of the New Testament
any body of teachings regarded as central or basic
US an evangelist
C14: from Church Latin ēvangelium, from Greek evangelion good news, from eu- + angelos messenger; see angel
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