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Merriam Webster's

noun Date: circa 1612 a prankish spirit in Shakespeare's The Tempest

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Ariel A"ri*el, n. [Heb. ari["e]l, perh. confused with E. a["e]rial.] In the Cabala, a water spirit; in later folklore, a light and graceful spirit of the air. Note: In zo["o]logy, ariel is used adjectively of certain birds noted for their graceful flight; as, the ariel toucan; the ariel petrel.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Ariel A"ri*el, n., or Ariel gazelle A"ri*el ga*zelle" [Ar. aryil, ayyil, stag.] (Zo["o]l.) (a) A variety of the gazelle (Antilope, or Gazella, dorcas), found in Arabia and adjacent countries. (b) A squirrel-like Australian marsupial, a species of Petaurus. (c) A beautiful Brazilian toucan Ramphastos ariel).

Hitchcock Bible Dictionary

altar; light or lion of God

Easton's Bible Dictionary

the lion of God. (1.) One of the chief men sent by Ezra to procure Levites for the sanctuary (Ezra 8:16).

(2.) A symbolic name for Jerusalem (Isa. 29:1, 2, 7) as "victorious under God," and in Ezek. 43:15, 16, for the altar (marg., Heb. 'ariel) of burnt offerings, the secret of Israel's lion-like strength.

International Standard Bible Encyclopedia

a'-ri-el ('ariy'el or 'ari'el, "lioness of God"): But the word occurs in Eze 43:15,16, and is there translated in the Revised Version (British and American) "ALTAR HEARTH."

(1) According to the Revised Version (British and American) a man of Moab whose two sons were slain by David's warrior Benaiah the son of Jehoiada (2Sa 23:20; 1Ch 11:22). Here the King James Version translates "two lionlike men of Moab."

(2) A name applied to Jerusalem (Isa 29:1,2,7). The many explanations of the name are interesting, but mainly conjectural.

(3) One of the members of the delegation sent by Ezra to the place Casiphia, to secure temple ministers for his expedition to Jerusalem (Ezr 8:16).

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