sublunary

sublunary

[suhb-loo-ner-ee, suhb-loo-nuh-ree]
adjective
1.
situated beneath the moon or between the earth and the moon.
2.
characteristic of or pertaining to the earth; terrestrial.
3.
mundane or worldly: fleeting, sublunary pleasure.
Also, sublunar [suhb-loo-ner] .


Origin:
1585–95; < Late Latin sublūn(āris) (see sub-, lunar) + -ary

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sublunary (sʌbˈluːnərɪ)
 
adj
1.  situated between the moon and the earth
2.  of or relating to the earth or world
 
[C16: via Late Latin, from Latin sub- + lūna moon]

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