Seraphine Name Meaning & Origin

Seraphine

Pronunciation: SEH-rə-feen (key)

Origin of the name Seraphina:

Derived from the Hebrew sĕrāphīm (burning ones), a name used in the Bible for the heavenly winged angels surrounding the throne of God.

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Sera, Raphi (rah-fee)

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The seraphine is an early keyed wind instrument, something of a cross between a reed organ and an accordion, being more similar to the former. It makes its sound via the action of air being blown across metallic reeds.

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Saint Seraphin of Montegranaro (Italian: Serafino de Montegranaro) (1540—October 12, 1604) is an Italian saint.
Séraphine Louis, known as "Séraphine de Senlis" ("Séraphine of Senlis ") (1864–1942), was a French painter in the naïve style. Self-taught, she was inspired by her religious faith and by stained-glass church windows and other religious art. The intensity of her images, both in colour and in replicative designs, are sometimes interpreted as a reflection of her own psyche, walking a tightrope between ecstasy and mental illness.

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Seraphine was the name of a character in the movie 'An American Werewolf In Paris'.
Séraphin: Heart of Stone is a Quebec film released in 2002. The script is based on a novel by Claude-Henri Grignon. The film won a number of Jutra Awards and the Genie Golden Reel Award in 2003.
Séraphin, an opera by German composer Wolfgang Rihm.

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