supernal

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj supernal of heaven or the spirit "celestial peace","ethereal melodies","the supernal happiness of a quiet death"
    • adj supernal being or coming from on high "interpret the plague as a visitation from heaven, a supernal punishment for the sins of men"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Supernal Being in a higher place or region; locally higher; as, the supernal orbs; supernal regions. "That supernal judge."
    • Supernal Relating or belonging to things above; celestial; heavenly; as, supernal grace. "Not by the sufferance of supernal power."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • supernal Being in a higher or upper place; situated above: as, supernal regions.
    • supernal Relating to things above; celestial; heavenly.
    • supernal In zoology, superior in position; situated high up: as, the supernal nostrils of a bird.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Supernal sū-pėr′nal that is above or in a higher place or region: relating to things above: celestial.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. supernus, from super, above: cf. F. supernel,. See Super-
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. supernussuper, above.

Usage

In literature:

Superne: denotes all those parts belonging to the upper surface.
"Explanation of Terms Used in Entomology" by John. B. Smith
I never heard anything so supernally affecting.
"Nights in London" by Thomas Burke
It is practical as well as benevolent, and reveals to us, like the telescope, the supernal worlds.
"Bouvard and Pécuchet" by Gustave Flaubert
It is the infernal miracle as holiness is the supernal.
"The House of Souls" by Arthur Machen
Supernal harmonies had borne him aloft.
"The Goose Man" by Jacob Wassermann
Supernal pleasures, myriads of gay Discussions, great debates with prophet-kings!
"American Poetry, 1922" by Edna St. Vincent Millay
It was regarded as a method of throwing the individual out of himself and into relation with the supernal powers.
"Nagualism" by Daniel G. Brinton
If he be protected by supernal power, of what use to you is your gallant sword?
"The Wagnerian Romances" by Gertrude Hall
Swift from those fair supernal heights I fell To burning flames of hades, in a dream.
"Three Women" by Ella Wheeler Wilcox
Oh, sweet supernal coffee-pot!
"All About Coffee" by William H. Ukers
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In poetry:

He said, "The poet fathoms, as he sings,
With eye and heart, the high
Pure influences of supernal things,
Which fly
"God Wrapt Him" by Alexander Anderson
The floating flower in the air that dances for ever vernal,
All wings, a bodiless flutter, the symbol of life eternal,
A mingle of breeze and sunshine, glad Psyche, the
winger supernal.
"The Black Swallow-Tail Butterfly" by Manmohan Ghose
Giv'n her to him, who led her to a home—
A happy English home, by love made bright.
One Lord, one faith was theirs—one hope that shines
And sheds on all Heaven's pure, supernal light.
"Duleep Singh" by Janet Hamilton
For nothing, I think, but slumber awaits us there, nor a
vernal
Visiting wind shall reach us; a sleep, a silence eternal;
Since nothing returns of thee, not a breath, not a hint
supernal.
"The Black Swallow-Tail Butterfly" by Manmohan Ghose
Mother whom we cherish, savage while so tender,
Do the lilies perish mourning their lost splendor?
Does the diamond shimmer brightlier that eternal
Time makes nothing dimmer of its light supernal?
"A Pagan Reverie" by Frances Fuller Victor
On Comacina's peaceful strand
The coldest heart is moved to pray,
As softly steals o'er lake and land
The splendor of departing day,
And scores of snowy peaks aspire
To sparkle with supernal fire.
"Isola Comacina" by John Lawson Stoddard

In news:

There will always be a ready market for earthlings blessed with supernal pipes — Adele is pudding-proof — but the ancient art of the voice has too often lately been dashed off in favor of effects whitewash and irksome oversinging.
Five Mile Point hosting Short Track SuperNationals on Saturday.
Many of the top drivers in the northeast will be at Five Mile Point Speedway in Kirkwood, N.Y. On Saturday for the Fifth Anniversary Short Track SuperNationals.
While filtering through the 2012 ROAR Supernationals at West Coast RC, I spied a brand new tire in the Pro-Line booth…a tire so new, Pro-Line hasn't released any info on it yet, or even labeled the sidewalls.
It was gray and drizzly on the afternoon of May 8, yet the interior of the Irish American Heritage Museum in Albany glowed with a supernal radiance.
"While we rejoice in the supernal significance of Gethsemane and Calvary, our focus has always been in the resurrected Lord," Elder Quentin L Cook, Quorum of the Twelve, said.
Diners come to this New York City favorite for Old World wines and supernal dry aged côte de boeuf.
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In science:

Their attribution to core collapse supern ovae rather than supernovae of type Ia (Nittler et al. 1996) is plausible, if we believe that core collapse supernovae probably dominate 44Ti production and because there is no direct evidence of dust condensation in thermonuclear supernovae (Dwek 1998).
Are Ti44-Producing Supernovae Exceptional?
In the last few years we made available through the WEB at the URL athena.pd.astro.it/∼supern/ a running SN list which was widely utilized through the literature.
The Asiago Supernova Catalogue- 10 years after
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