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empyreal

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adjective em·py·re·al \ˌem-ˌpī-ˈrē-əl, -pə-; em-ˈpir-ē-əl, -ˈpī-rē-\

Definition of empyreal

  1. 1 :  of or relating to the empyrean :  celestial

  2. 2 :  sublime



Examples of empyreal

  1. <a painting depicting the Deity as seated on an empyreal throne surrounded by saints and angels>



Origin of empyreal

Late Latin empyrius, empyreus, from Late Greek empyrios, from Greek em- 2en- + pyr fire


First Known Use: 15th century


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