supernal

[ soo-pur-nl ]
/ sʊˈpɜr nl /

adjective

being in or belonging to the heaven of divine beings; heavenly, celestial, or divine.
lofty; of more than earthly or human excellence, powers, etc.
being on high or in the sky or visible heavens.

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Origin of supernal

1475–85; <Middle French <Latin supern(us) upper + -ālis-al1

OTHER WORDS FROM supernal

su·per·nal·ly, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for supernal

supernal
/ (suːˈpɜːnəl, sjuː-) /

adjective literary

of or from the world of the divine; celestial
of or emanating from above or from the sky

Derived forms of supernal

supernally, adverb

Word Origin for supernal

C15: from Medieval Latin supernālis, from Latin supernus that is on high, from super above
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