empyreal

[ em-pir-ee-uhl, -pahy-ree-, em-puh-ree-uhl, -pahy- ]
/ ɛmˈpɪr i əl, -ˈpaɪ ri-, ˌɛm pəˈri əl, -paɪ- /

adjective

pertaining to the highest heaven in the cosmology of the ancients.
pertaining to the sky; celestial: empyreal blue.
formed of pure fire or light: empyreal radiance.

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Origin of empyreal

1475–85; <Late Latin empyre(us), variant of empyrius (<Greek empýrios fiery, equivalent to em-em-2 + pŷr fire + -ios adj. suffix) + -al1

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