supernal

[soo-pur-nl]
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adjective
  1. being in or belonging to the heaven of divine beings; heavenly, celestial, or divine.
  2. lofty; of more than earthly or human excellence, powers, etc.
  3. being on high or in the sky or visible heavens.

Origin of supernal

1475–85; < Middle French < Latin supern(us) upper + -ālis -al1
Related formssu·per·nal·ly, adverb
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supernal

adjective literary
  1. of or from the world of the divine; celestial
  2. of or emanating from above or from the sky
Derived Formssupernally, adverb

Word Origin for supernal

C15: from Medieval Latin supernālis, from Latin supernus that is on high, from super above
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Word Origin and History for supernal
adj.

mid-15c., "heavenly, divine," from Old French supernal (12c.), formed from Latin supernus "situated above, celestial" (from super "above, over;" see super-) as a contrast to infernal.

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