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supernal (soo-PUR-nuhl) adjective

1. Celestial; heavenly.

2. Of, coming from, or being in the sky or high above.

[Middle English, from Old French, from Latin supernus.]

"As gods, and by their own recovered strength, Not by the sufferance of supernal power." Milton, John, Paradise Lost: First Book.

"The struggle to apprehend the supernal Loveliness - this struggle, on the part of souls fittingly constituted - has given to the world all that which it (the world) has ever been enabled at once to understand and to feel as poetic." Poe, Edgar Allan, Poetic Principle.


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