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mundane

[muhn-deyn, muhn-deyn] /mʌnˈdeɪn, ˈmʌn deɪn/
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
1425-1475
1425-75; < Latin mundānus, equivalent to mund(us) world + -ānus -ane; replacing late Middle English mondeyne < Middle French mondain < Latin, as above
Related forms
mundanely, adverb
mundaneness, noun
postmundane, adjective
submundane, adjective
unmundane, adjective
unmundanely, adverb
Synonyms
1. secular, temporal. See earthly.
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British Dictionary definitions for unmundane

mundane

/ˈmʌndeɪn; mʌnˈdeɪn/
adjective
1.
everyday, ordinary, or banal
2.
relating to the world or worldly matters
Derived Forms
mundanely, adverb
mundanity, mundaneness, noun
Word Origin
C15: from French mondain, via Late Latin, from Latin mundus world
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Word Origin and History for unmundane
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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