Raphael

[ raf-ee-uh l, rey-fee-, rah-fahy-el ]
/ ˈræf i əl, ˈreɪ fi-, ˌrɑ faɪˈɛl /

noun

Raffaello Santi or Sanzio, 1483–1520, Italian painter.
one of the archangels.
a male given name: from a Hebrew word meaning “healing of the Lord.”
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Raphael

/ (ˈræfeɪəl) /

noun

Bible one of the archangels; the angel of healing and the guardian of Tobias (Tobit 3:17; 5–12). Feast day: Sept 29
original name Raffaello Santi or Sanzio . 1483–1520, Italian painter and architect, regarded as one of the greatest artists of the High Renaissance. His many paintings include the Sistine Madonna (?1513) and the Transfiguration (unfinished, 1520)

Derived Forms

Raphaelesque, adjective
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Culture definitions for raphael

Raphael

[ (raf-ee-uhl, ray-fee-uhl, rah-fee-el) ]

A sixteenth-century Italian painter. A contemporary of Leonardo da Vinci and Michelangelo, he is known for his beautiful and gracious Madonnas and The School of Athens (see Plato's Academy).

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