ἄγγελος

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Ancient Greek

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Etymology

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

ἄγγελος (ángelos) (genitive ἀγγέλου); m, second declension

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

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