Pronunciation: (raf'ē-ul, rā'fē-, rä"fī-el'), [key]
1. (Raffaello Santi or Sanzio) 1483–1520, Italian painter.
2. one of the archangels.
3. a male given name: from a Hebrew word meaning “healing of the Lord.”
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.