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Inherited from Old Spanish angel, borrowed from Late Latin angelus (messenger, angel), or alternatively perhaps an early borrowing from Old Occitan (compare Catalan àngel, Occitan àngel) or another Gallo-Romance language, explaining the lack of a final -o; a variant dialectal form ángelo is attested, however.[1] The Latin word itself derives from Ancient Greek ἄγγελος (ángelos, messenger, envoy, angel). Compare cognate Ladino andjel and the inherited Portuguese anjo.


  • IPA(key): /ˈanxel/ [ˈãŋ.xel]
  • Rhymes: -anxel
  • Syllabification: án‧gel


ángel m (plural ángeles)

  1. angel (an incorporeal and sometimes divine messenger from a deity)
  2. angel (one of the lowest order of such beings, below virtues)
  3. angel (a person having the qualities attributed to angels, such as purity or selflessness)

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  • O'odham: aŋhil
  • Quechua: anqil
  • Tagalog: anghel
  • Tetelcingo Nahuatl: öngel
  • Waray-Waray: anghel


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