noun, plural ser·aphs, ser·a·phim [ser-uh-fim] /ˈsɛr ə fɪm/.
Origin of seraph
Examples from the Web for seraph
Then he rang off, and I gave a résumé of our conversation to the Seraph.
The Seraph turned to Philip, glancing at the clock as he did so.
The pale, dead face, upon which the mellow radiance of sunset streamed through the sky-light, was lovely as a seraph's.The Portland Sketch Book|Various
The trout leaped into the air with a flourish of silvery tail; then fell floundering on The Seraph's bare knees.Explorers of the Dawn|Mazo de la Roche
It was five o'clock when I awoke, and I found the Seraph playing with a sheet of paper.
noun plural -aphs or -aphim (-əfɪm)
Word Origin for seraph
1667, first used by Milton (probably on analogy of cherub/cherubim), back-formed singular from Old English seraphim (plural), from Late Latin seraphim, from Greek seraphim, from Hebrew seraphim (only in Isa. vi), plural of *saraph (which does not occur in the Bible), probably literally "the burning one," from saraph "it burned." Seraphs were traditionally regarded as burning or flaming angels, though the word seems to have some etymological sense of "flying," perhaps from confusion with the root of Arabic sharafa "be lofty." Some scholars identify it with a word found in other passages interpreted as "fiery flying serpent."