One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Existing outside the known world, the solar system, or the universe.
- ‘The very name ‘ultramundane’ coined by Lesage makes it clear that the corpuscles are not in equilibrium with ordinary matter.’
- ‘Europe's epic was surely back in the Trecento, in Dante's ultramundane city: somewhere in that great meditation on divine fiat and human ingenium might have been the sign to ward off the evil.’
- ‘That is what the tyrannies of the twentieth century had proven - that ultramundane humanism is inevitably inhuman humanism.’
- ‘He has so much, grandeur, his appearance is imposing and in general His Divine countenance overflows with heavenly grace and an inexpressible ultramundane beauty.’
- ‘The presence of this entity signifies intense levels of ultramundane energies and dimensional rifts and when detected evokes the joyfully horrific.’
Mid 17th century: from late Latin ultramundanus, from ultra ‘beyond’ + mundanus (from mundus ‘world’).
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