empyreal

[em-pir-ee-uhl, -pahy-ree-, em-puh-ree-uhl, -pahy-]
adjective
1.
pertaining to the highest heaven in the cosmology of the ancients.
2.
pertaining to the sky; celestial: empyreal blue.
3.
formed of pure fire or light: empyreal radiance.
Also, empyrean.


Origin:
1475–85; < Late Latin empyre(us), variant of empyrius (< Greek empýrios fiery, equivalent to em- em-2 + pŷr fire + -ios adj. suffix) + -al1

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Nine: the seven planets, the firmament, and the empyreal heaven.
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