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Nov 21, 2003
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extramundane

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extramundane

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(ek-struh-mun-DAYN) adjective: Beyond the physical world.

From Late Latin extramundanus (beyond the world), from Latin extra- + mundanus, from mundus (world).

"It is both mundane and extramundane: found here on earth, though far from the dailiness of ordinary experience - in this world and hence of it and yet, by the very extremity of the journey required to apprehend it, not of this world." Tom Hansen; Clinton's North; The Explicator (Washington); Summer 2000.

"Where rears his terminating pillar high
Its extramundane head? and says, to gods,
In characters illustrious as the sun."
Edward Young (1683-1765); Night Thoughts on Life, Death and Immortality.

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