Etymology
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archangel (n.)

"an angel of the highest order," late 12c., from Old French archangel (12c.) or directly from Late Latin archangelus, from New Testament Greek arkhangelos "chief angel," from arkh- "chief, first" (see archon) + angelos (see angel). Replaced Old English heah encgel.

updated on February 02, 2017

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Definitions of archangel from WordNet

archangel (n.)
an angel ranked above the highest rank in the celestial hierarchy;
archangel (n.)
a biennial cultivated herb; its stems are candied and eaten and its roots are used medicinally;
Synonyms: garden angelica / Angelica Archangelica
Etymologies are not definitions. From wordnet.princeton.edu, not affiliated with etymonline.