archangel Raphael
usually depicted in Christian art by a pilgrim’s staff, or carrying a fish, in allusion to his aiding Tobias (see Tobit) to capture the fish which performed the miraculous cure of his father’s eyesight

Dictionary of ichthyology. 2009.

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  • Raphael — masc. proper name, Biblical archangel (Apocrypha), from L.L., from Gk. Hraphael, from Heb. Rephael, lit. God has healed, from rapha he healed + el God. Raphaelesque (1832) is in ref. to painter Raffaello Sanzio (1483 1520). See PRE RAPHAELITE (Cf …   Etymology dictionary

  • Raphael — Raphael1 [rā′fē əl] n. [LL(Ec) < Gr(Ec) Rhaphaēl < Heb refael, lit., God hath healed] 1. a masculine name 2. an archangel mentioned in the Apocrypha Raphael2 [rä΄fä el′, rä΄fīəl′] (born Raffaello Santi or Sanzio) 1483 1520; It. painter &… …   English World dictionary

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  • Raphael — /raf ee euhl, ray fee , rah fuy el /, n. 1. (Raffaello Santi or Sanzio) 1483 1520, Italian painter. 2. one of the archangels. 3. a male given name: from a Hebrew word meaning healing of the Lord. * * * I In the Bible and the Qurān, one of the… …   Universalium

  • Archangel — An angelic order, the best known members of which were Gabriel, Michael and Raphael. It was Raphael who, in Milton s Paradise Lost, was sent by God to put man on guard against Satan. This forewarning rendered all excuse for disobedience null.… …   Dictionary of Medieval Terms and Phrases

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