Michael

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See also: Michaël

English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle English Michael, from Old French Michel, Old English Michahel, and directly from their source Latin Michaēl, Michahēl, from Biblical Hebrew מִיכָאֵל(mîḵāʾēl, literally who is like God?).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • enPR: mīʹkəl, IPA(key): /ˈmaɪkəl/, [ˈmɐɪ.kɫ̩]
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -aɪkəl

Proper noun[edit]

Michael

  1. A male given name from Hebrew.
    • 1629, Thomas Adams, Meditations upon Creed, The Works of Thomas Adams, James Nichol (1862), volume 3, page 212:
      Yea, it seems to me not fit for Christian humility to call a man Gabriel or Michael, giving the names of angels to the sons of mortality.
    • 2008, Philip Hensher, The Northern Clemency, Harpercollins, →ISBN, page 498:
      He works in the steelworks, the boyfriend, on the factory floor. I'd say that was quite unusual, he's called Michael. Insists on that, he does, not being called Mike or Micky or Mick, pretends not to hear you, then, "No, my name's actually Michael."
  2. (Judaism, Christianity, Islam) An archangel associated with defending the faithful in the tribulation.
    Synonyms: Provost of Heaven, Provost of Paradise, Saint Michael

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Cebuano[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From English Michael, from Latin Michaēl, Michahēl, from Biblical Hebrew מִיכָאֵל(mîḵāʾēl, who is like God?).

Proper noun[edit]

Michael

  1. a male given name from Hebrew

Quotations[edit]

For quotations using this term, see Citations:Michael.


Czech[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Vulgate Latin Michaēl, Michahēl, from Biblical Hebrew מִיכָאֵל(mîḵāʾēl, literally who is like God?).

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Michael m

  1. A male given name from Hebrew, equivalent to English Michael

Further reading[edit]

  • Michael in Příruční slovník jazyka českého, 1935–1957
  • Michael in Slovník spisovného jazyka českého, 1960–1971, 1989

Danish[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Vulgar Latin Michael, Michahēl, from Biblical Hebrew מיכאל(mikhael, who is like God?).

Proper noun[edit]

Michael

  1. A common Danish male given name.

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References[edit]

  • [1] Danskernes Navne, based on CPR data: 60 908 males with the given name Michael (compared to 9 297 named Mikael) have been registered in Denmark between about 1890 (=the population alive in 1967) and January 2005, with the frequency peak in the 1960s. Accessed on 19 May, 2011.

French[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from English Michael.

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Michael

  1. A male given name from English of modern usage.

German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Vulgate Latin Michaēl, Michahēl, from Biblical Hebrew מיכאל(mikhael, literally who is like God?).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈmɪ.çaˌʔeːl/, /ˈmɪ.ça.(ʔ)ɛl/
  • (file)
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: Mi‧cha‧el

Proper noun[edit]

Michael m (genitive Michaels, female Michaela)

  1. A male given name of common usage
  2. (biblical) Michael the Archangel

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Latin[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From the Ancient Greek Μῐχᾱήλ (Mikhāḗl), from the Biblical Hebrew מִיכָאֵל(mikha'él, Michael, literally Who is like God?).

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Michaēl m sg (genitive Michaēlis); third declension

  1. A male given name from Hebrew: Michael
  2. (biblical) the Archangel Michael
    • ante AD 407, Biblia Vulgata, Dan. 10:13:
      Princeps autem regni Persarum restitit mihi viginti et uno diebus; et, ecce, Michahel, unus de principibus primis, venit in adiutorium meum: et ego remansi ibi iuxta regem Persarum.
      But the prince of the kingdom of Persia withstood me twenty-one days; but, behold, Michael, one of the chief princes, came to help me: and I remained there with the kings of Persia. ― World English Bible translation

Declension[edit]

Third-declension noun, singular only.

Case Singular
Nominative Michaēl
Genitive Michaēlis
Dative Michaēlī
Accusative Michaēlem
Ablative Michaēle
Vocative Michaēl

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References[edit]

  • Michāēl in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • Michael in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré Latin-Français, Hachette
  • Michael in William Smith, editor (1848) A Dictionary of Greek Biography and Mythology, London: John Murray

Middle English[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Michael

  1. Alternative form of Michel

Norwegian[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Vulgate Latin Michaēl, Michahēl, from Biblical Hebrew מיכאל(mikhael, who is like God?).

Proper noun[edit]

Michael

  1. A male given name, variant of Mikael.

References[edit]

  • Kristoffer Kruken - Ola Stemshaug: Norsk personnamnleksikon, Det Norske Samlaget, Oslo 1995, →ISBN
  • [2] Statistisk sentralbyrå, Namnestatistikk: 4192 males with the given name Michael (compared to 2365 named Mikael) living in Norway on January 1st 2011, with the frequency peak in the 1980s. Accessed on 19 May, 2011.

Swedish[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Vulgate Latin Michaēl, Michahēl, from Biblical Hebrew מיכאל(mikhael, who is like God?). First recorded as a given name in Sweden in the 13th century.

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Michael c (genitive Michaels)

  1. A male given name, a less common spelling of Mikael.

References[edit]

  • Roland Otterbjörk: Svenska förnamn, Almqvist & Wiksell 1996, →ISBN
  • [3] Statistiska centralbyrån and Sture Allén, Staffan Wåhlin, Förnamnsboken, Norstedts 1995, →ISBN: 38 690 males with the given name Michael (compared to 126 744 named Mikael) living in Sweden on December 31st, 2010, with the frequency peak in the 1960s. Accessed on May 19th, 2011.