- 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.”
Examples from the Web for raphael
Watchers of the Sky examines the legacy of Raphael Lemkin, the man who succeeded in making genocide an international crime.
Raphael Lemkin was, by all accounts, obsessed with genocide long before he invented a name for it.
Her partner in all this eating and cooking is an ultrasound technician named Raphael, her boyfriend of four years.Chopped? Amanda Freitag Hopes Not
February 4, 2014
They scramble for a few dollars, and Raphael hands them over.
As women, Wilson and Raphael are the minority in the male-dominated comedy industry.
At the rehearsals not a word could be extorted from the Angel Raphael.My Double Life
As Raphael is supposed to have said, all that was lacking to him was knowledge of the antique.
Michael Angelo and Raphael could work as splendidly as they desired.
The Transfiguration, by Raphael, is an eminent example of this peculiar merit.Essays, First Series
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Into one of these went Mr. Raphael Ristofalo, the two boys, and the apples.Dr. Sevier
George W. Cable
- 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)
Word Origin and History for raphael
masc. proper name, Biblical archangel (Apocrypha), from Late Latin, from Greek Rhaphael, from Hebrew Repha'el, literally "God has healed," from rapha "he healed" + el "God." Raphaelesque (1832) is in reference to painter Raffaello Sanzio (1483-1520). See Pre-Raphaelite.