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Supernal definitions

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

SUPERN'AL, a. [L. supernus,super.] Being in a higher place or region; locally higher; as the supernal orbs; supernal regions.
1. Relating to things above; celestial; heavenly; as supernal grace.
Not by the sufferings of supernal pow'r.

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

adj
1: being or coming from on high; "interpret the plague as a visitation from heaven, a supernal punishment for the sins of men" [ant: infernal]
2: of heaven or the spirit; "celestial peace"; "ethereal melodies"; "the supernal happiness of a quiet death" [syn: celestial, ethereal, supernal]

Merriam Webster's

adjective Etymology: Middle English, from Middle French supernel, from Latin supernus, from super over, above more at over Date: 15th century 1. a. being or coming from on high b. heavenly, ethereal <supernal melodies> c. superlatively good <supernal trumpet playing> 2. located in or belonging to the sky supernally adverb

Oxford Reference Dictionary

adj. esp. poet. 1 heavenly; divine. 2 of or concerning the sky. 3 lofty. Derivatives: supernally adv. Etymology: ME f. OF supernal or med.L supernalis f. L supernus f. super above

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Supernal Su*per"nal, a. [L. supernus, from super above: cf. F. supernel. See Super-.] 1. Being in a higher place or region; locally higher; as, the supernal orbs; supernal regions. ``That supernal judge.'' --Shak. 2. Relating or belonging to things above; celestial; heavenly; as, supernal grace. Not by the sufferance of supernal power. --Milton.

Soule's Dictionary of English Synonyms

a. Heavenly, celestial, divine.

Moby Thesaurus

Elysian, Olympian, aerial, airy, altitudinous, ascending, aspiring, beatific, beatified, blessed, celestial, colossal, dominating, elevated, eminent, ethereal, exalted, extramundane, extraterrestrial, from on high, glorified, haughty, heavenly, high, high-pitched, high-reaching, high-set, high-up, in glory, lofty, monumental, mounting, otherworldly, outtopping, overlooking, overtopping, paradisaic, paradisal, paradisiac, paradisic, prominent, soaring, spiring, steep, sublime, superlative, topless, toplofty, topping, towering, towery, transcendental, transmundane, unearthly, unworldly, uplifted, upreared




 


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