sublunary

[suhb-loo-ner-ee, suhb-loo-nuh-ree]
adjective
  1. situated beneath the moon or between the earth and the moon.
  2. characteristic of or pertaining to the earth; terrestrial.
  3. mundane or worldly: fleeting, sublunary pleasure.
Also sub·lu·nar [suhb-loo-ner] /sʌbˈlu nər/.

Origin of sublunary

1585–95; < Late Latin sublūn(āris) (see sub-, lunar) + -ary
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sublunary

adjective
  1. situated between the moon and the earth
  2. of or relating to the earth or world

Word Origin for sublunary

C16: via Late Latin, from Latin sub- + lūna moon
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Word Origin and History for sublunar

sublunary

adj.

1590s, from Modern Latin sublunaris, from sub- (see sub-) + lunaris (see lunar).

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