Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun In entomology, the geometrid moth Lobophora halterata, or L. hexaptera: an English collectors' name. The small seraphim is L. sexalisata.
  • noun A fossil crustacean of the genus Pterygotus, as P. anglicus: said to be so called by Scotch quarrymen, from some fancied resemblance of the creatures to their notion of seraphs.
  • noun Plural of seraph.

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  • noun The Hebrew plural of seraph. Cf. cherubim.

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  • noun Plural form of seraph.

Etymologies

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From Latin seraphim, from Hebrew שְׂרָפִים (s'rafím), plural of שָׂרָף (saráf) of which the meaning is uncertain; perhaps related to the root שרף "to burn".

Examples

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  • "Ladies and gentlemen of the jury, exhibit number one is what the seraphs, the misinformed, simple, noble-winged seraphs, envied. Look at this tangle of thorns."

    Vladimir Nabokov

    Lolita, Chapter 1

    July 1, 2007

  • lulz.

    October 14, 2008