Origin of empyrean
Examples from the Web for empyrean
No science should be dry, and above all astronomy should lift us to empyrean heights where we may tread among the stars.The Universe a Vast Electric Organism|George Woodward Warder
He dreams that he is being carried by an eagle up to the empyrean heaven.Dante: His Times and His Work|Arthur John Butler
He is himself a child of nature, nurtured on the bosom of Mother Earth and raising his eyes to the height of the Empyrean.Nature Mysticism|J. Edward Mercer
They lift one to the empyrean like nothing else I know of outside the Bible.
And they became what may be called an Evanescent Vapor, until all was lost in the Empyrean.The Cassowary|Stanley Waterloo
adjective Also: empyreal
Word Origin for empyrean
mid-14c. (as empyre), from Greek empyros "fiery," from en (see en- (2)) + pyr "fire" (see fire (n.)); confused by early writers with imperial. In Greek cosmology, the highest heaven, the sphere of pure fire; later baptized with a Christian gloss as "the abode of God and the angels."