One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Belonging to a higher world; celestial.
heavenly, holy, saintly, divine, godly, godlike, ethereal, paradisical, elysian, spiritual, empyreanView synonyms
- ‘She screamed to the sky, raising her fists as if to try and hit the superlunary force behind it.’
- ‘That which produces generation in another thing, is the whole superlunary region; though the more proximate cause is the sun, who by its comings and goings continually changes the air; from cold to heat, which again changes the earth, which alters all its contents.’
- ‘Aristotelian science had distinguished between the superlunary sphere (above the moon) which was fixed and perfect, and the sublunary sphere (the moon, meteors and the earth) which was mutable.’
Early 17th century: from medieval Latin superlunaris (see super-, lunar).
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