sempiternal

sempiternal

[sem-pi-tur-nl]
adjective Literary.
everlasting; eternal.

Origin:
1400–50; late Middle English < Late Latin sempiternālis, equivalent to Latin sempitern(us) everlasting semp(er) always + -i- -i- + -ternus suffix of temporal adjectives; see eterne) + -ālis -al1

sempiternally, adverb
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sempiternal (ˌsɛmpɪˈtɜːnəl)
 
adj
literary everlasting; eternal
 
[C15: from Old French sempiternel, from Late Latin sempiternālis, from Latin sempiternus, from semper always + aeternuseternal]
 
sempi'ternally
 
adv
 
sempiternity
 
n

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sempiternal
c.1400, from O.Fr. sempiternel (13c.) or L.L. sempiternalis, from L. sempiternus, from L. semper "always" (see semper-) + æternus "eternal" (see eternal).
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