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 for Cherubim
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Cherub \Cher"ub\, n.; pl. Cherubs; but the Hebrew plural
     Cherubimis also used. [Heb. ker[=u]b.]
     1. A mysterious composite being, the winged footstool and
        chariot of the Almighty, described in --Ezekiel i. and x.
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              I knew that they were the cherubim.   --Ezek. x. 20.
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              He rode upon a cherub and did fly.    --Ps. xviii.
                                                    10.
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     2. A symbolical winged figure of unknown form used in
        connection with the mercy seat of the Jewish Ark and
        Temple. --Ez. xxv. 18.
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     3. One of a order of angels, variously represented in art. In
        European painting the cherubim have been shown as blue, to
        denote knowledge, as distinguished from the seraphim (see
        Seraph), and in later art the children's heads with
        wings are generally called cherubs.
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     4. A beautiful child; -- so called because artists have
        represented cherubs as beautiful children.
        [1913 Webster] Cherubic

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Cherubim \Cher"u*bim\, n.
     The Hebrew plural of Cherub.. Cf. Seraphim.
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     Note: Cherubims, in the King James version of the bible, is
           an incorrect form, made by adding the English plural
           termination to the Hebrew plural cherubim instead of to
           the singular cherub.
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