- ethereal oil,
- etherege, sir george
Origin of ether
Examples from the Web for etheric
His name 'etheric' may thirteen years ago have seemed to many people absurd.
The difference in colors arises simply from the different rates of etheric vibrations.Genuine Mediumship or The Invisible Powers|Bhakta Vishita
I needed that etheric eye-opener, Matilda Anne, before I calmly and critically looked about our shack.The Prairie Wife|Arthur Stringer
As the atom was the first etheric blunder, so the material Universe is the grand etheric mistake.The Crack of Doom|Robert Cromie
His name 'etheric' may, thirteen years ago, have seemed to many people absurd.
Word Origin for ether
late 14c., "upper regions of space," from Old French ether and directly from Latin aether "the upper pure, bright air," from Greek aither "upper air; bright, purer air; the sky," from aithein "to burn, shine," from PIE root *aidh- "to burn" (see edifice).
In ancient cosmology, the element that filled all space beyond the sphere of the moon, constituting the substance of the stars and planets. Conceived of as a purer form of fire or air, or as a fifth element. From 17c.-19c., it was the scientific word for an assumed "frame of reference" for forces in the universe, perhaps without material properties. The concept was shaken by the Michelson-Morley experiment (1887) and discarded after the Theory of Relativity won acceptance, but before it went it gave rise to the colloquial use of ether for "the radio" (1899).
The name also was bestowed c.1730 (Frobenius; in English by 1757) on a volatile chemical compound known since 14c. for its lightness and lack of color (its anesthetic properties weren't fully established until 1842).