post-mundane

mundane

[muhn-deyn, muhn-deyn]
adjective
1.
of or pertaining to this world or earth as contrasted with heaven; worldly; earthly: mundane affairs.
2.
common; ordinary; banal; unimaginative.
3.
of or pertaining to the world, universe, or earth.

Origin:
1425–75; < Latin mundānus, equivalent to mund(us) world + -ānus -ane; replacing late Middle English mondeyne < Middle French mondain < Latin, as above

mundanely, adverb
mundaneness, noun
postmundane, adjective
submundane, adjective
unmundane, adjective
unmundanely, adverb


1. secular, temporal. See earthly.
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mundane (ˈmʌndeɪn, mʌnˈdeɪn)
 
adj
1.  everyday, ordinary, or banal
2.  relating to the world or worldly matters
 
[C15: from French mondain, via Late Latin, from Latin mundus world]
 
'mundanely
 
adv
 
mun'danity
 
n
 
'mundaneness
 
n

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mundane
late 15c., from M.Fr. mondain (12c.), from L. mundanus "belonging to the world" (as distinct from the Church), from mundus "universe, world," lit. "clean, elegant"; used as a transl. of Gk. khosmos (see cosmos) in its Pythagorean sense of "the physical universe" (the original
sense of the Gk. word was "orderly arrangement"). L. mundus also was used of a woman's "ornaments, dress," and is related to the adj. mundus "clean, elegant" (used of women's dress, etc.). Related: Mundanity.
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