Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Plural of cherub.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun The Hebrew plural of cherub.. Cf. seraphim.

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  • noun Plural form of cherub.

Etymologies

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

Examples

  • Testament writers used the word cherubim to designate angels, not merely to express ideas, can be best gathered from Gen., iii, 24, where God sets cherubim at the entrance of Paradise.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 3: Brownson-Clairvaux

  • Usually, we see a couple of shapes -- the little pudgy, baby-shaped angels, we call cherubim; and the two winged, blonde-haired feminine beauties we often top our trees with.

    Canadian Christianity - Canadian News

  • Usually, we see a couple of shapes -- the little pudgy, baby-shaped angels, we call cherubim; and the two winged, blonde-haired feminine beauties we often top our trees with.

    Canadian Christianity - Canadian News

  • To make sure no person would ever enter the garden again, the Lord dispatched angelic beings called cherubim to guard the place.

    Mysteries & Intrigues of the Bible

  • To make sure no person would ever enter the garden again, the Lord dispatched angelic beings called cherubim to guard the place.

    Mysteries & Intrigues of the Bible

  • To make sure no person would ever enter the garden again, the Lord dispatched angelic beings called cherubim to guard the place.

    Mysteries & Intrigues of the Bible

  • To make sure no person would ever enter the garden again, the Lord dispatched angelic beings called cherubim to guard the place.

    Mysteries & Intrigues of the Bible

  • Finally, In this place angels are called cherubim, for the same reason that the name of the body of Christ is transferred to the sacred bread of the Lord's Supper.

    Commentary on Genesis - Volume 1

  • (Ezek. 1), is permanently and before all others immediately united to Him; for the explanation of the Holy Scripture tells us that the most holy throne and the many-eyed and many-winged ranks, which in Hebrew are called cherubim and seraphim, stand before God in the closest proximity.

    A Source Book for Ancient Church History

  • Of the third saith David: Adscendit super cherubim, He ascended above cherubim, that is above the plenitude of science and of knowledge.

    The Golden Legend, vol. 1

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