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Mawson, C.O.S., ed. (1870–1938). Roget’s International Thesaurus. 1922.

Class VI. Words Relating to the Sentient and Moral Powers
Section V. Religious Affections
1. Superhuman Beings and Regions

977. [Beneficent Spirits.] Angel.

   NOUN:ANGEL, archangel, Messenger of God, guardian angel, ministering spirits, invisible helpers, Choir Invisible, heavenly host, host of heaven, sons of God; morning star; saint.
  [CELESTIAL HIERARCHY OF PSEUDO-DIONYSIUS] (1) Seraphim (sing. seraph, E. pl. seraphs), Cherubim (sing. cherub, E. pl. cherubs; cherubim or cherubin are often treated as sing.), Thrones; (2) Dominions, Virtues, Powers; (3) Principalities, Archangels, Angels.
  Michael, Gabriel, Raphael, Uriel, Chamuel, Jophiel, Zadkiel; Abdiel, Azrael.
  MADONNA, Our Lady, Notre Dame [F.], Holy Mary, The Virgin, The Blessed Virgin, The Virgin Mary; Dei Mater [L.], Mother of God; Regina Cæli [L.], Queen of Heaven; Regina Angelorum [L.], Queen of Angels; Stella Maris [L.], Star of the Sea; Mater Dolorosa [L.]; Zion’s Lily; Alma Mater Redemptoris, Virgo Gloriosa, Virgo Sponsa Dei, Virgo Potens, Virgo Veneranda, Virgo Prædicanda, Virgo Clemens, Virgo Sapientissima, Sanc’a Virgo Virginum [all L.]; La Vergine Gloriosa [It.]; La Grande Vierge [F.].
   ADJECTIVE:ANGELIC, seraphic, cherubic, archangelic.
  1. Are they not all ministering spirits?—Bible
  2. And flights of angels sing thee to thy rest!—Hamlet
  3. Millions of spiritual creatures walk the earth Unseen, both when we wake and when we sleep.—Paradise Lost
  4. Ave, maris stella, Dei Mater Alma, Atque semper Virgo, Felix cæli porta.—hymn