cherubim

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Hebrew כרֻבִים(keruvím), from כְּרוּב(kerúv) + ־ים(-im) masculine plural suffix.

Pronunciation[edit]

IPA(key): /ˈt͡ʃɛ.r(j)u.bɪm/[1]

  • (file)

Noun[edit]

cherubim

  1. plural of cherub
    Coordinate term: seraphim

Noun[edit]

cherubim (plural cherubims)

  1. A cherub.
    • 1848, Charles Dickens, Dombey and Son
      As he looks up at the organ, Miss Tox in the gallery shrinks behind the fat leg of a cherubim on a monument, with cheeks like a young Wind, Captain Cuttle, on the contrary, stands up and waves his hook, in token of welcome and encouragement.
    • 2014, Rebecca Tourniaire, King of the Ark (page 44)
      Again, if we put the two cherubims on each side but still on the lid, the size of the Ark doesn't allow enough space for a King, []

References[edit]

  1. ^ “cherub”, in OED Online Paid subscription required, Oxford, Oxfordshire: Oxford University Press, launched 2000.

Latin[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

cherūbīm

  1. plural of cherūb