- n. A term partly from the French "aungel" and from the Latin "angelus". It refers to any celestial being, considered intermediate between GOd and humanity acting as attendants, messengers or agents of God, with their related senses. Present in Judaism, Christianity and Islam.
- Simpson, John; Weiner, Edmund (eds). The Oxford English Dictionary. Oxford : Clarendon Press ; Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1989. [www.oed.com]
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