Traditionally portrayed as the highest order of celestial being (angel) short of God. With duties primarily consisting singing praises to the Lord, the Seraphim stand closest to Him in the Empyrean.

Ser"aph (?), n.; pl. E. Seraphs (#), Heb. Seraphim (#). [Heb. seraphim, pl.]

One of an order of celestial beings, each having three pairs of wings. In ecclesiastical art and in poetry, a seraph is represented as one of a class of angels.

Isa. vi. 2.

As full, as perfect, in vile man that mourns, As the rapt seraph that adores and burns. Pope.

Seraph moth Zool., any one of numerous species of geometrid moths of the genus Lobophora, having the hind wings deeply bilobed, so that they seem to have six wings.


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