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Abdiel

Ab′diel

The faithful seraph who withstood Satan when he urged the angels to revolt. (See Paradise Lost, Bk. v., lines 896, etc.)

“[He] adheres, with the faith of Abdiel, to the ancient form of adoration.”

Sir W. Scott.

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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