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From Old English cerubin, from Late Latin cherub, from Ancient Greek χερούβ (kheroub), ultimately from Hebrew כְּרוּב (kerúv)
Middle English from Late Latin from Hebrew kərûb krb in Semitic roots
American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
Probably the cherub has passed through several phases.
But this spirit being is described as being the guardian cherub, the anointed cherub.
Here one can see the cherub in the mouth.
The former bears a general resemblance to the Cherub log, but the dial plate is horizontal and the faces turn upwards.
The obverse (front) shows a cherub blowing a flashlight in an attempt to re-kindle it.
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