cherub

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English[edit]

A cherub, as described by Ezekiel.

Etymology[edit]

From Old English cerubin, from Late Latin cherub, from Ancient Greek χερούβ ‎(kheroúb), ultimately from Hebrew כְּרוּב ‎(kerúv)

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cherub ‎(plural cherubs or cherubim or cherubims)

  1. A winged creature represented over 90 times in the Bible as attending on God, later seen as the second highest order of angels, ranked above thrones and below seraphim. First mention is in Genesis 3:24
  2. A statue or other depiction of such a being, typically in the form of a winged child.
  3. (figuratively) A person, especially a child, seen as being particularly innocent or angelic.

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cherub m

  1. cherub
    • 405, Jerome and others, Vulgate, Exodus 25:18 & 405, Jerome and others, Vulgate, Exodus 25:19
      duos quoque cherubin aureos et productiles facies ex utraque parte oraculi
      cherub unus sit in latere uno et alter in altero
    • Nova Vulgata, Exodus 25:18&19
      Duos quoque cherubim aureos et productiles facies ex utraque parte propitiatorii,
      cherub unus sit in latere uno et alter in altero
      And thou shalt make two cherubims of gold, of beaten work shalt thou make them, in the two ends of the mercy seat.
      And make one cherub on the one end, and the other cherub on the other end
    • 405, Jerome and others, Vulgate, Ezechiel 9:3
      et gloria Domini Israhel adsumpta est de cherub quae erat super eum ad limen domus et vocavit virum qui indutus erat lineis et atramentarium scriptoris habebat in lumbis suis
    • Nova Vulgata, Ezechiel 9:3
      Et gloria Dei Israel elevata est de cherub, super quem erat, ad limen domus; et vocavit virum, qui indutus erat lineis et atramentarium scriptoris habebat in lumbis suis.

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Nominative plural cherubim, cherubin