Adjective "supernal" definition and examples



Definitions and examples


Relating to the sky or the heavens; celestial.
  1. 'Contrast Zen, which is similar supernal understanding experienced as a single brief flash.'
  2. 'Here the name of the possible supernal comes forward as a face full of brilliance, a self-organizing principle in the complex geometry of chance and revelation, an entire ethics, really.'
  3. 'he is the supernal poet of our age'



1. being in or belonging to the heaven of divine beings; heavenly, celestial, or divine.

2. lofty; of more than earthly or human excellence, powers, etc.

3. being on high or in the sky or visible heavens.


Late Middle English: from Old French, or from medieval Latin supernalis, from Latin supernus, from super ‘above’.