ἄγγελος

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Ancient Greek[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Cognate with Mycenaean Greek 𐀀𐀐𐀫 (a-ke-ro), but origin uncertain. Probably a loan word, and probably related to ἄγγαρος (ángaros, Persian mounted courier) (whence Latin angarius), which is probably from an East Asian language (see also Sanskrit अजिरा (ajirā, agile, swift)). Klein suggests Semitic; but it could also be from Pre-Greek.

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Noun[edit]

ἄγγελος (ángelosm (genitive ἀγγέλου); second declension

  1. a messenger
  2. one that announces
  3. (later) angel, heavenly spirit

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