evangel
evangel e*van"gel ([-e]*v[a^]n"j[e^]l), n. [F. ['e]vangile, L. evangelium, Gr. e'yagge`lion good news, glad tidings, gospel, fr. e'ya`ggelos bringing good news; e'y^ well + 'a`ggelein to bear a message. See {Eu-}, and {Angel} and cf. {Evangely}.] Good news; announcement of glad tidings; especially, the gospel, or a gospel. --Milton. [1913 Webster]

Her funeral anthem is a glad evangel. --Whittier. [1913 Webster]


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  • evangel — mid 14c., gospel, from O.Fr. evangile, from Church L. evangelium, from Gk. evangelion (see EVANGELISM (Cf. evangelism)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • evangel — [ē van′jəl, ivan′jəl] n. [ME & OFr evangile < L evangelium, good news (in LL(Ec), gospel) < Gr euangelion, good news (in N.T., gospel) < euangelos, bringing good news < eu , well + angelos, messenger: see ANGEL] 1. the gospel 2. [E ]… …   English World dictionary

  • evangel — noun a) The Christian gospel If, at any time, a philosophy of Laissez faire, Competition and Supply and demand, start up as the exponent of human relations, expect that it will soon end. […] Such philosophies will arise; be preached as Mammon… …   Wiktionary

  • evangel — I e•van•gel [[t]ɪˈvæn dʒəl[/t]] n. 1) rel gospel 6) 2) bib rel (usu. cap.) any of the four Gospels 3) rel a doctrine taken as a guide or regarded as of prime importance 4) rel good news or tidings • Etymology: 1300–50; ME evangile (< MF) <… …   From formal English to slang

  • evangel — I. noun Etymology: Middle English evangile, from Anglo French evangeile, from Late Latin evangelium, from Greek euangelion good news, gospel, from euangelos bringing good news, from eu + angelos messenger Date: 14th century gospel II. noun Date:… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • evangel — evangel1 /i van jeuhl/, n. 1. the good tidings of the redemption of the world through Jesus Christ; the gospel. 2. (usually cap.) any of the four Gospels. 3. doctrine taken as a guide or regarded as of prime importance. 4. good news or tidings.… …   Universalium

  • evangel — A Greek word sometimes used in commentaries for gospel or good news …   Dictionary of the Bible

  • EVANGEL —    the Gospel, or GOOD NEWS, of CHRISTIANITY …   Concise dictionary of Religion

  • evangel — n. gospel, message of salvation contained in the New Testament …   English contemporary dictionary

  • EVANGEL — Evangelistae …   Abbreviations in Latin Inscriptions

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