Word Summary
archangelos: a chief angel, archangel
Original Word: ἀρχάγγελος
Transliteration: archangelos
Phonetic Spelling: (ar-khang'-el-os)
Part of Speech: Noun, Masculine
Short Definition: a chief angel, archangel
Meaning: a chief angel, archangel
Strong's Concordance

From archo and aggelos; a chief angel -- archangel.

see GREEK archo

see GREEK aggelos

Thayer's Greek Lexicon
STRONGS NT 743: ἀρχάγγελος

ἀρχάγγελος, ἀρχαγγέλου, (from ἀρχι, which see, and ἄγγελος), a Biblical and ecclesiastical word, archangel, i. e. chief of the angels (Hebrew שַׂר chief, prince, Daniel 10:20; Daniel 12:1), or one of the princes and leaders of the angels (הָרִאשֹׁנִים הַשָּׂרִים, Daniel 10:13): 1 Thessalonians 4:16; Jude 1:9. For the Jews after the exile distinguished several orders of angels, and some (as the author of the Book of Enoch, 9:1ff; cf. Dillmann at the passage, p. 97f) reckoned four angels (answering to the four sides of the throne of God) of the highest rank; but others, and apparently the majority (Tobit 12:15, where cf. Fritzsche; Revelation 8:2), reckoned seven (after the pattern of the seven Amshaspands, the high est spirits in the religion of Zoroaster). See under the words, Γαβριήλ and Μιχαήλ.