- ángelo (obsolete)
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 a Gallo-Romance language, explaining the lack of a final -o; a variant dialectal form ángelo is attested, however. The Latin word itself derives from Ancient Greek ἄγγελος (ángelos, “messenger, envoy, angel”). Compare cognate Ladino andjel and the inherited Portuguese anjo.
ángel m (plural ángeles)
- angel (an incorporeal and sometimes divine messenger from a deity)
- angel (one of the lowest order of such beings, below virtues)
- angel (a person having the qualities attributed to angels, such as purity or selflessness)
- “ángel” in Diccionario de la lengua española, Vigésima tercera edición, Real Academia Española, 2014.