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From Latin archangelus, from Greek αρχάγγελος (archangelos) "archangel", from Ancient Greek prefix αρχ- (arch-), from άρχω (archo) "to rule, to govern, to command" + άγγελος (angel) "messenger".

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archangel

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archangels

archangel (archangels)
  1. A powerful angel that leads many other angels, but is still loyal to a deity. (Judeo-Christian examples: Gabriel, Michael, Raphael, Uriel). In Christian angelology, an archangel is an angel from the third level or choir of angels, ranked above virtues and below powers.

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