Middle English, from Middle French supernel, from Latin supernus, from super over, above
- 1 a : being or coming from on high
- b : heavenly, ethereal <supernal melodies>
- c : superlatively good <supernal trumpet playing>
- 2 : located in or belonging to the sky
- 3. High in rank or dignity, elevated, exalted.
- Hence (nonce-wds.) supernalist, one who believes in the existence of supernal beings (in quot. attrib. or as adj.); supernality, the quality of being supernal.