empyreal

empyreal
/em pir"ee euhl, -puy"ree-, em'peuh ree"euhl, -puy-/, adj.
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.
Also, empyrean.
[1475-85; < LL empyre(us), var. of empyrius ( < Gk empýrios fiery, equiv. to em- EM-2 + pyr fire + -ios adj. suffix) + -AL1]

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  • Empyreal — Em*pyr e*al, n. Empyrean. Mrs. Browning. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • empyreal — late 15c.; see EMPYREAN (Cf. empyrean) …   Etymology dictionary

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  • empyreal — empyrean, empyreal *celestial, heavenly …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • empyreal — adjective 1. of or relating to the sky or heavens the empyrean sphere • Syn: ↑empyrean • Pertains to noun: ↑empyrean, ↑empyrean (for: ↑empyrean) …   Useful english dictionary

  • Empyreal air — Empyreal Em*pyr e*al, a. [L. empyrius, empyreus, fiery, Gr. ?, ?, in fire, fiery; ? in + ? fire. See {In}, and {Fire}.] Formed of pure fire or light; refined beyond a[ e]rial substance; pertaining to the highest and purest region of heaven. [1913 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • empyreal — adjective Etymology: Late Latin empyrius, empyreus, from Late Greek empyrios, from Greek em 2en + pyr fire Date: 15th century 1. of or relating to the empyrean ; celestial 2. sublime …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • empyreal — adjective /ɛmˈpɪɹɪəl,ɛmpɪˈɹiː.əl,ɛmˈpɪɹ.i.əl/ a) Pertaining to the highest heaven or the empyrean; celestial; sublime; exalted. b) Of the sky or heavens. Syn: celestial …   Wiktionary

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