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supernal

Line breaks: su|per¦nal
Pronunciation: /suːˈpəːn(ə)l
 
, sjuː-/

Definition of supernal in English:

adjective

chiefly literary
1Relating to the sky or the heavens; celestial.
Example sentences
  • Here the name of the possible supernal comes forward as a face full of brilliance, a self-organizing principle in the complex geometry of chance and revelation, an entire ethics, really.
  • This freedom, however, is enjoyed only by ‘the divine and supernal substances’ and by human beings engaged in the contemplation of God.
  • You may be trying to invoke the ‘echos from the supernal world’ but they're everywhere and where-ever people say they're doing magic there's a bit of truth there.
1.1Of exceptional quality or extent: he is the supernal poet of our age supernal erudition

Origin

late Middle English: from Old French, or from medieval Latin supernalis, from Latin supernus, from super 'above'.

Derivatives

supernally

1
adverb
Example sentences
  • The songs, which are settings of John Clare, deal with stillness, and supernally dazzling summers.
  • He was supernally beautiful, majestic, god-like, and impassive and impersonal to the last degree.
  • It consists of 100-odd supernally beautiful snippets of video that someone has anonymously posted on the Web.

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