ἄγγελος

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Etymology[edit]

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 aggelos may be Romanised forms of Ancient Greek ἄγγελος.

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

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References[edit]

  • G32”, in Strong’s Exhaustive Concordance to the Bible, 1979
  • Beekes, Robert S. P. (2010) Etymological Dictionary of Greek (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 10), volume I, with the assistance of Lucien van Beek, Leiden, Boston: Brill, page 9
  • Frisk, Hjalmar (1960–1972), “ἄγγελος”, in Griechisches etymologisches Wörterbuch (in German), Heidelberg: Carl Winter
  • Klein, Dr. Ernest, A Comprehensive Etymological Dictionary of the English Language, Amsterdam: Elsevier Scientific Publishing Co., 1971.
  • Oxford English Dictionary, second edition, 1989