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seraph

[ ser-uhf ]
/ ˈsɛr əf /
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noun, plural ser·aphs, ser·a·phim [ser-uh-fim]. /ˈsɛr ə fɪm/.
one of the celestial beings hovering above God's throne in Isaiah's vision. Isaiah 6.
a member of the highest order of angels, often represented as a child's head with wings above, below, and on each side.
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Origin of seraph

First recorded in1660–70; back formation from seraphim

OTHER WORDS FROM seraph

ser·aph·like, adjective

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British Dictionary definitions for seraph

seraph
/ (ˈsɛrəf) /

noun plural -aphs or -aphim (-əfɪm)
theol a member of the highest order of angels in the celestial hierarchies, often depicted as the winged head of a child
Old Testament one of the fiery six-winged beings attendant upon Jehovah in Isaiah's vision (Isaiah 6)

Word Origin for seraph

C17: back formation from plural seraphim, via Late Latin from Hebrew
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