supernal mid-15c., "heavenly, divine," from O.Fr. supernal (12c.), formed from L. supernus "situated above, celestial" (from super "above, over;" see SUPER- (Cf. super-)) as a contrast to INFERNAL (Cf. infernal).

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  • Supernal — Su*per nal, a. [L. supernus, from super above: cf. F. supernel. See {Super }.] 1. Being in a higher place or region; locally higher; as, the supernal orbs; supernal regions. That supernal judge. Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. Relating or belonging to… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • supernal — adj. 2 g. 1. Superior, muito elevado, alto. 2.  [Figurado] Excelente. 3. Soberano; prestante …   Dicionário da Língua Portuguesa

  • supernal — [adj] celestial angelic, astral, elevated, empyreal, empyrean, ethereal, heavenly, lofty, otherworldly, seraphic, uplifted; concepts 536,673 …   New thesaurus

  • supernal — [so͞o pʉr′nəl] adj. [LME < MFr < L supernus, upper < super, above: see SUPER ] of, from, or as though from the heavens or the sky; celestial, heavenly, or divine supernally adv …   English World dictionary

  • supernal — adjective Etymology: Middle English, from Middle French supernel, from Latin supernus, from super over, above more at over Date: 15th century 1. a. being or coming from on high b. heavenly, ethereal < supernal melodies > c. superlatively good …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • supernal — adjective /suːˈpɜː.nəl,sjuːˈpɜː.nəl,sʊˈpɜː.nəl,suˈpɝ.nəl,sʊˈpɝ.nəl,səˈpɝ.nəl/ a) Pertaining to heaven or to the sky; celestial. and there, after due prayers to the gods who dwell in ether supernal, had taken solemn counsel whereby they might, if… …   Wiktionary

  • supernal — adj. esp. poet. 1 heavenly; divine. 2 of or concerning the sky. 3 lofty. Derivatives: supernally adv. Etymology: ME f. OF supernal or med.L supernalis f. L supernus f. super above …   Useful english dictionary

  • supernal — supernally, adv. /soo perr nl/, adj. 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.… …   Universalium

  • supernal — Synonyms and related words: Elysian, Olympian, aerial, airy, altitudinous, ascending, aspiring, beatific, beatified, blessed, celestial, colossal, dominating, elevated, eminent, ethereal, exalted, extramundane, extraterrestrial, from on high,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • supernal — (Roget s 3 Superthesaurus) a. celestial, heavenly, divine, from the sky, ethereal, lofty. ANT.: prosaic, down to earth, earthy …   English dictionary for students

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