hēah-engel, m.n: an archangel. (“heh-ah-en-gell”)
Today is the Feast of Michael the Archangel.
Hwæt we weorðiað wide geond eorðan / heahengles tiid on hærfeste, / Michaheles, swa þæt menigo wat, / fif nihtum ufor þæs þe folcum byð, / eorlum geywed emnihtes dæg.
– Old English Metrical Calendar (Menologium), lines 176-80
How widely throughout the earth we celebrate the feast of the Archangel, of Michael, in autumn, as a multitude (of people) know, five nights after the day of equinox is revealed to people, to men!
– translation by Kazutomo Karasawa
Karasawa says in his book on the Menologium:
The name of the Archangel appears nowhere else in the extant Old English poems. The veneration of the saint, which is said to have been originated in Phrygia*, was quite widespread and there was a variety of dates for his feast. (p. 118).
Kazutomo Karasawa, The Old English Metrical Calendar (Menologium)(Cambridge: D. S. Brewer, 2015)