Belonging to this world as contrasted with a better or more spiritual one: the concept was irrational to sublunary minds
More example sentences
- ‘In numerology,’ Shapiro writes, seven ‘is the number of eternity and mutability, of the temporal, sublunary world and the world of the eternal Sabbath.’
- Following Aristotle and the Platonists, Abraham divided the universe into three parts: the spiritual, celestial, and sublunary worlds.
- Dante transports an earthly historicity into his heaven and hell, in an idiom which is both sublime and sublunary.
late 16th century (in the sense 'terrestrial'): from modern Latin sublunaris.
Definition of sublunary in:
- The US English dictionary