evangel

1
[ ih-van-juh l ]
/ ɪˈvæn dʒəl /

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.

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)

evangel

2
[ ih-van-juh l ]
/ ɪˈvæn dʒəl /

noun

Origin of evangel

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1585–95; < Late Latin evangelus < Greek euángelos (adj.) bringing good news. See evangel1
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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

Word Origin for evangel

C14: from Church Latin ēvangelium, from Greek evangelion good news, from eu- + angelos messenger; see angel
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