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supernal

[soo-pur-nl] /sʊˈpɜr nl/
adjective
1.
being in or belonging to the heaven of divine beings; heavenly, celestial, or divine.
2.
lofty; of more than earthly or human excellence, powers, etc.
3.
being on high or in the sky or visible heavens.
Origin
1475-1485
1475-85; < Middle French < Latin supern(us) upper + -ālis -al1
Related forms
supernally, adverb
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supernal

/suːˈpɜːnəl; sjuː-/
adjective (literary)
1.
of or from the world of the divine; celestial
2.
of or emanating from above or from the sky
Derived Forms
supernally, adverb
Word Origin
C15: from Medieval Latin supernālis, from Latin supernus that is on high, from super above
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Word Origin and History for supernal
adj.

mid-15c., "heavenly, divine," from Old French supernal (12c.), formed from Latin supernus "situated above, celestial" (from super "above, over;" see super-) as a contrast to infernal.

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