sublunary

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adjective sub·lu·na·ry \ˌsəb-ˈlü-nə-rē, ˈsəb-lu̇-ˌner-ē\
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sublunar

play \ˌsəb-ˈlü-nər also -ˌnär\

Definition of sublunary

  1. :  of, relating to, or characteristic of the terrestrial world dull sublunary lovers — John Donne

Examples of sublunary in a sentence

  1. like all sublunary things, this misery will one day end

Origin and Etymology of sublunary

modification of Late Latin sublunaris, from Latin sub- + luna moon — more at lunar


First Known Use: 1592



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