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sempiternal

[sem-pi-tur-nl] /ˌsɛm pɪˈtɜr nl/
adjective, Literary.
1.
everlasting; eternal.
Origin
late Middle English
1400-1450
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
Related forms
sempiternally, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for sempiternal

sempiternal

/ˌsɛmpɪˈtɜːnəl/
adjective
1.
(literary) everlasting; eternal
Derived Forms
sempiternally, adverb
sempiternity (ˌsɛmpɪˈtɜːnɪtɪ) noun
Word Origin
C15: from Old French sempiternel, from Late Latin sempiternālis, from Latin sempiternus, from semper always + aeternuseternal
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Word Origin and History for sempiternal
adj.

c.1400, from Old French sempiternel "eternal, everlasting" (13c.) or directly from Late Latin sempiternalis, from Latin sempiternus "everlasting," from semper "always, ever" (see semper-) + aeternus "eternal" (see eternal). Related: Sempiternally.

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