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michael


noun

  1. a militant archangel. Dan. 10:13.
  2. Also called Michael I. born 1921, king of Romania 1927–30, 1940–47 (son of Carol II).
  3. (italics) a narrative poem (1800) by Wordsworth.
  4. a male given name.

noun

  1. 1596–1645, tsar of Russia (1613–45); founder of the Romanov dynasty
  2. born 1921, king of Romania (1927–30, as part of a three-part regency; 1940–47), who relinquished the throne (1930–40) in favour of his father, Carol II. He led the coup d’état that overthrew (1944) Antonescu but was forced to abdicate (1947) by the Communists
  3. Saint Michael Bible one of the archangels. Feast day: Sept 29 or Nov 8

masc. proper name, name of an archangel, from Late Latin Michael (source of French Michel, Spanish Miguel), from Greek Mikhael, from Hebrew Mikha-el, literally “Who is like God?” One of the most important angels, who was the guardian angel of the Jews (see also Jews) and the leader of the celestial armies in the Book of Revelation.

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