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archangel

arch·an·gel

archangel

pronunciation:
ark eIn jl
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a high-ranking celestial being, esp. in medieval Christian theology, a member of the nine orders of angels.
similar words:
angel, celestial
definition 2: see angelica.
derivations: archangelic (adj.), archangelical (adj.)
Word Parts
The word archangel contains the following part:
arch, archi, arche (archae), archeo, (archaeo), -arch, -archy Greek root that means first in rank or time
synonyms:
prim, princ, prot, proto