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Origin of sublime

First recorded in 1350鈥1400; (noun and adjective) from Latin subl墨mis 鈥渉igh,鈥 equivalent to sub- sub- + an element of uncertain origin, variously identified with l墨mis, l墨mus 鈥渙blique鈥 or l墨men 鈥渓intel, threshold鈥; verb ultimately derivative of sublimis

OTHER WORDS FROM sublime

sub路lime路ly, adverbsub路lime路ness, nounsub路lim路er, nounun路sub路limed, adjective

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH sublime

sublimate, sublime
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How to use sublime in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for sublime

sublime
/ (s蓹藞bla瑟m) /

adjective
noun the sublime
something that is sublime
the ultimate degree or perfect examplethe sublime of folly
verb

Derived forms of sublime

sublimely, adverbsublimity (s蓹藞bl瑟m瑟t瑟), noun

Word Origin for sublime

C14: from Latin subl墨mis lofty, perhaps from sub- up to + l墨men lintel
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition 漏 William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 漏 HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
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