Seraph

Ser"aph

(?), n.;
pl. E. Seraphs (#), Heb. Seraphim (#).
[Heb. serphim, pl.] One of an order of celestial beings, each having three pairs of wings. In ecclesiastical art and in poetry, a seraph is represented as one of a class of angels. Isa. vi. 2.
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As full, as perfect, in vile man that mourns,
As the rapt seraph that adores and burns.
Pope.
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Seraph moth (Zol.), any one of numerous species of geometrid moths of the genus Lobophora, having the hind wings deeply bilobed, so that they seem to have six wings.
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Se*raph"ic

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Se*raph"ic*al

(?), } a. [Cf. F. sraphique.] Of or pertaining to a seraph; becoming, or suitable to, a seraph; angelic; sublime; pure; refined. "Seraphic arms and trophies." Milton. "Seraphical fervor." Jer. Taylor. -- Se*raph"ic*al*ly, adv. -- Se*raph"ic*al*ness, n.
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