Azrael



(in Jewish and Islamic angelology) the angel who separates the soul from the body at the moment of death.
Contemporary Examples

The evil sorcerer Gargamel—and his cat Azrael—always hover nearby, in the hopes of kidnapping them.
The Smurfs’ Epic Journey to Hollywood Ramin Setoodeh July 27, 2011

Historical Examples

Azrael began merrily putting on her garments, and helped Mariska also to dress; then she sent the duenna with a message to Hassan.
The Slaves of the Padishah Mr Jkai

Hath not Azrael (the Angel of Death) stamped her with his signet?
Earl Hubert’s Daughter Emily Sarah Holt

Azrael returned to the kiosk, where Hassan Pasha was still sleeping the deep sleep of opium.
The Slaves of the Padishah Mr Jkai

I saw that she must die—and I struggled desperately in spirit with the grim Azrael.
The Works of Edgar Allan Poe Edgar Allan Poe

This he said speaking as a fool, because the only last chapter in life is that in which Azrael crosses the threshold.
The Ivory Gate, a new edition Walter Besant

Thus, ordinarily, should it have appeared, only after long pressure from Azrael’s hand.
The Works of Edgar Allan Poe Edgar Allan Poe

Azrael regarded the smiling Beg with sparkling eyes, anxiously awaiting what he would be bold enough to betray.
The Slaves of the Padishah Mr Jkai

I took good note of it, Azrael, and there it is sitting on that poplar.
The Slaves of the Padishah Mr Jkai

Azrael drew a pearl necklace from her arm and casting it into the water, pointed at the place where it fell.
The Slaves of the Padishah Mr Jkai

noun
(in Jewish and Islamic angelology) the angel who separates the soul from the body at death

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