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Tuesday, June 06, 2000

Definitions for supernal

  1. Being in or coming from the heavens or a higher place or region.
  2. Relating or belonging to things above; celestial; heavenly.
  3. Lofty; of surpassing excellence.

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Citations for supernal
In 1616, a pope and a cardinal inquisitor reprimanded Galileo, warning him to curtail his forays into the supernal realms. Dava Sobel, Galileo's Daughter
Liu Mengmei has more to worry about from earthly authorities who would behead him for plundering tombs than from any supernal force. Edward Rothstein, New York Times
Origin of supernal
1475-1485
Supernal derives from Latin supernus, "above, upper, top, hence celestial," from super, "over, above."