a plural of seraph.
noun, plural seraphs, seraphim
[ser-uh-fim] /ˈsɛr ə fɪm/ (Show IPA)
one of the celestial beings hovering above God’s throne in Isaiah’s vision. Isa. 6.
a member of the highest order of angels, often represented as a child’s head with wings above, below, and on each side.
noun (pl) -aphs, -aphim (-əfɪm)
(theol) a member of the highest order of angels in the celestial hierarchies, often depicted as the winged head of a child
(Old Testament) one of the fiery six-winged beings attendant upon Jehovah in Isaiah’s vision (Isaiah 6)
mentioned in Isa. 6:2, 3, 6, 7. This word means fiery ones, in allusion, as is supposed, to their burning love. They are represented as “standing” above the King as he sat upon his throne, ready at once to minister unto him. Their form appears to have been human, with the addition of wings. (See ANGELS.) This word, in the original, is used elsewhere only of the “fiery serpents” (Num. 21:6, 8; Deut. 8:15; comp. Isa. 14:29; 30:6) sent by God as his instruments to inflict on the people the righteous penalty of sin.
noun 1. Also, Sarapis. a Greco-Egyptian deity combining the attributes of Osiris and Apis, identified in Egypt with the Ptolemies: later worshiped throughout the Greek and Roman empires. 2. (italics) the British man-of-war captured by John Paul Jones in 1779. noun 1. a Graeco-Egyptian god combining attributes of Apis and Osiris
noun 1. a republic in S Europe since 2006; includes the autonomous province of Vojvodina and claims sovereignty over the autonomous province of Kosovo, which has declared itself independent; formerly part of Yugoslavia, in the N part: a former kingdom in S Europe. 34,116 sq. mi. (88,360 sq. km). Capital: Belgrade. noun 1. a republic […]
adjective 1. of or relating to Serbia, its inhabitants, or their language. noun 2. a native or inhabitant of Serbia, especially one of the Slavic peoples inhabiting it. 3. Serbo-Croatian, especially as spoken and written in Serbia. adjective 1. of, relating to, or characteristic of Serbia, its people, or their language (formerly regarded as a […]
1. a combining form representing Serb, or Serbia, in compound words: Serbo-Croatian.