Definition of sublunary in English:
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.
Words that rhyme with sublunarybuffoonery, poltroonery, superlunary
Definition of sublunary in:
- British & World English dictionary
What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?
Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.
Most popular in the US
Most popular in the UK
Most popular in Australia
Most popular in India
Most popular in Pakistan