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English

Etymology

Ultimately from Hebrew כרוב.

Pronunciation

  • IPA: /ˈʧɛrəb/

Noun

Singular
cherub

Plural
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  1. A winged creature represented over 90 times in the Bible as attending on God, later seen as the second highest order of angels, ranked above thrones and below seraphim. First mention is in Genesis 3:24
  2. A statue or other depiction of such a being, typically in the form of a winged child.
  3. (figuratively) A person, especially a child, seen as being particularly innocent or angelic.

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Latin

Noun

cherub m (Plural: cherubim or cherubin)

  1. The second highest order of angel in Christian angelology, ranked above thrones and below seraphim

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