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Supernal

Postby Audiendus » Sun Sep 26, 2010 4:23 pm

Supernal (adjective)

1. Divine, heavenly, celestial, spiritual.
2. On high, in the sky, or coming from the sky.

Examples:
They thanked God for his supernal blessings.
There is a supernal aspect to human existence.
The ancient astronomers considered with awe the supernal harmony of the night sky.
The stars throw down their supernal rays.

Antonym: infernal.

[From Latin supernus, on high; from super, above.]

Latin super, Greek hyper, German über and English over are all ultimately derived from Indo-European uper (= over).
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Postby Slava » Sun Sep 26, 2010 4:42 pm

Which could give us a new take on a certain prayer:

Our Father, who art supernal...
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Postby Perry » Mon Sep 27, 2010 7:11 am

...grant our prayer, for which we yearnal.
"Time is nature's way of keeping everything from happening all at once. Lately it hasn't been working."
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Postby Slava » Mon Sep 27, 2010 7:32 am

Lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from things infernal.
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Postby Audiendus » Mon Sep 27, 2010 8:06 am

Give us this day our bread diurnal.

(And don't quote that in the "Galore" thread!)
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Postby Slava » Mon Sep 27, 2010 8:22 am

For thine is the Kingdom, now and eternal.
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