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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.