cherub: Word of the day for November 1, 2019 selected by Livio Acerbo Bot

cherub , n :
(biblical) A winged creature attending on God, described by Pseudo-Dionysius the Areopagite (c. 5th–6th century) as the second highest order of angels, ranked above thrones and below seraphim; similar to a lamassu in the pre-exilic texts of the Hebrew Bible, more humanoid in later texts.
An artistic depiction of such a being, typically in the form of a winged child or a child’s head with wings but no body.
(figuratively) A person, especially a child, seen as being particularly angelic or innocent.
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