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Thursday, November 19, 2015

Definitions for empyreal

  1. pertaining to the sky; celestial: empyreal blue.
  2. pertaining to the highest heaven in the cosmology of the ancients.
  3. formed of pure fire or light: empyreal radiance.

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Citations for empyreal
Outside, the even rows of white clouds folded like crests of waves on the empyreal blue. R. Clifton Spargo, Beautiful Fools: The Last Affair of Zelda and Scott Fitzgerald, 2013
We should have quite a different strain from one of those fortunate authors whom we see sporting about the empyreal heights of fashion, like swallows in the blue sky of a summer's day. Washington Irving, Tales of a Traveller, 1824
Origin of empyreal
1475-1485
Empyreal derives from the Greek term empýrios meaning "fiery."