Origin of mundane
Examples from the Web for mundane
Even the most mundane experiences seem extraordinary when lovingly rendered by Kalman.
The acts ranged from the mundane to the unexpected: Assisted a tourist with directions because he looked lost.It’s Official: Religion Doesn’t Make You More Moral|Elizabeth Picciuto|September 23, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Quality can be found in the most mundane works of man—even within the rusting gears of a motorcycle engine.Zen, Motorcycles, And The Cult of Tech: How Robert Pirsig’s Classic Anticipated the Future|Nathaniel Rich|August 31, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Behind the mundane complaining for its own sake, though, a new problem affecting allergies may be brewing: global warming.Blame Climate Change for Your Terrible Seasonal Allergies|Kent Sepkowitz|May 14, 2014|DAILY BEAST
For some reason, the most mundane sex had also been the least explored by writers.
There are other thinkers besides those interested in occult subjects who have noticed the effect of this planet on mundane things.Palmistry for All|Cheiro
With Wagner's death in 1883 his hold on mundane matters began to relax.Franz Liszt|James Huneker
To my mundane nostrils this same odour smacked strongly of garlic and other abominations.Across Patagonia|Lady Florence Dixie
And what airy courage in his mundane affairs, what invincible resilience!Ghetto Comedies|Israel Zangwill
His eyebrows were enormously large and bushy, and from under them he glared at his mundane surroundings.Buccaneers and Pirates of Our Coasts|Frank Richard Stockton
British Dictionary definitions for mundane
Word Origin for mundane
Word Origin and History for mundane
mid-15c., "of this world," from Old French mondain "of this world, worldly, earthly, secular;" also "pure, clean; noble, generous" (12c.), from Late Latin mundanus "belonging to the world" (as distinct from the Church), in classical Latin "a citizen of the world, cosmopolite," from mundus "universe, world," literally "clean, elegant"; used as a translation of Greek khosmos (see cosmos) in its Pythagorean sense of "the physical universe" (the original sense of the Greek word was "orderly arrangement"). Latin mundus also was used of a woman's "ornaments, dress," and is related to the adjective mundus "clean, elegant" (used of women's dress, etc.). Related: Mundanely.