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evangel (n.)

mid-14c., "the gospel," from Old French evangile, from Church Latin evangelium, from Greek evangelion (see evangelism).

updated on September 20, 2014

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Definitions of evangel from WordNet

evangel (n.)
the four books in the New Testament (Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John) that tell the story of Christ's life and teachings;
Synonyms: Gospel / Gospels
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