Origin of celestial
Examples from the Web for celestial
As a music fan, it was very exciting to finally have access to something close to a celestial jukebox—all music, instantly.15 Years After Napster: How the Music Service Changed the Industry|Alex Suskind|June 6, 2014|DAILY BEAST
We can only thank some celestial power that he did not seek refuge in the United States.
Geniuses joined the realm of intermediate beings, alternately exalted and tormented by celestial visions.
Bathed in celestial light, and with her husband, Jor-El (Russell Crowe), looking on, she gives birth to their son, Kal-El.‘Man of Steel,’ New Superman Movie Starring Henry Cavill, Falls Flat|Marlow Stern|June 11, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Years, months, and days can, at least in theory, be based on celestial realities, but minutes and seconds are mostly conventions.How Long Is a Year? Is the Earth Slowing Down? And Other Questions About Time|Neil Shubin|January 6, 2013|DAILY BEAST
This time, Europe served as the main target of the celestial projectiles, and observers were numerous and forewarned.
Terrestrial things do not last so long as celestial ones, ii.Plotinos: Complete Works, v. 4|Plotinos (Plotinus)
He was terrestrial in respect to condition, and yet celestial, both in respect of character and enjoyments.The Religion of Geology and Its Connected Sciences|Edward Hitchcock
It would seem as if the celestial army had been supplied with blank cartridges.
The venerable holy men on either side have all Bellini's suave benignancy and incapacity for sin: celestial grandfathers.A Wanderer in Venice|E.V. Lucas
British Dictionary definitions for celestial
Word Origin for celestial
Word Origin and History for celestial
late 14c., "pertaining to heaven," from Old French celestial "celestial, heavenly, sky-blue," from Latin caelestis "heavenly, pertaining to the sky," from caelum "heaven, sky; abode of the gods; climate," of uncertain origin; perhaps from PIE *kaid-slo-, perhaps from a root also found in Germanic and Baltic meaning "bright, clear" (cf. Lithuanian skaidrus "shining, clear;" Old English hador, German heiter "clear, shining, cloudless," Old Norse heið "clear sky").
The Latin word is the source of the usual word for "sky" in most of the Romance languages, e.g. French ciel, Spanish cielo, Italian cielo. General sense of "heavenly, very delightful" in English is from early 15c.