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empyreal

Postby Klimt » Tue Oct 19, 2010 5:17 pm

1. pertaining to the highest heaven in the cosmology of the ancients.

2. pertaining to the sky; celestial: empyreal blue.

3. formed of pure fire or light: empyreal radiance
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Postby Slava » Wed Oct 20, 2010 5:28 pm

Some sources prefer empyrean, but I gather it's mostly a matter of taste.

I like the idea that, as a realm of pure fire, it is related in Christian myth to the home of the gods and angels. I thought the hot place was at the other end of the spectrum here.

A note on use, let's not confuse this one with empirical. Big difference.
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