Definitions

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  • n. Plural form of seraph.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Plural of seraph.
  • n. In entomology, the geometrid moth Lobophora halterata, or L. hexaptera: an English collectors' name. The small seraphim is L. sexalisata.
  • n. 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.

Etymologies

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". (Wiktionary)

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  • lulz.

    October 14, 2008

  • "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