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  1. existing with another eternally.
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Origin of coeternal

1400–50; late Middle English. See co-, eternal
Related formsco·e·ter·nal·ly, adverbco·e·ter·ni·ty, noun
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Examples from the Web for coeternal

Historical Examples

  • The Homœomeries are coeternal with, if not anterior to, Nous.

    Plato and the Other Companions of Sokrates, 3rd ed. Volume I (of 4)

    George Grote

  • He is begotten, and yet he is coeval and coeternal with his Father.

  • Man is the image and likeness of God, coexistent and coeternal with Him.

    No and Yes

    Mary Baker Eddy

  • And no times are coeternal with Thee, because Thou abidest; but if they abode, they should not be times.

  • Nor yet is it coeternal with Thee, O God, because not without beginning; for it was made.

British Dictionary definitions for coeternal


  1. existing together eternally
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Derived Formscoeternally, adverb
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