One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1Relating to the sky or the heavens; celestial.
- ‘Here the name of the possible supernal comes forward as a face full of brilliance, a self-organizing principle in the complex geometry of chance and revelation, an entire ethics, really.’
- ‘This freedom, however, is enjoyed only by ‘the divine and supernal substances’ and by human beings engaged in the contemplation of God.’
- ‘You may be trying to invoke the ‘echos from the supernal world’ but they're everywhere and where-ever people say they're doing magic there's a bit of truth there.’
- ‘What are your thoughts on the Epistles of Paul as a source of supernal wisdom?’
- ‘Contrast Zen, which is similar supernal understanding experienced as a single brief flash.’
- 1.1 Of exceptional quality or extent.‘he is the supernal poet of our age’‘supernal erudition’
Late Middle English: from Old French, or from medieval Latin supernalis, from Latin supernus, from super ‘above’.
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