supernal Meaning, Definition & Usage

  1. adjective being or coming from on high
    • interpret the plague as a visitation from heaven, a supernal punishment for the sins of men
  2. adjective satellite of heaven or the spirit
    celestial; ethereal.
    • celestial peace
    • ethereal melodies
    • the supernal happiness of a quiet death


Su*per"nal adjective
L. supernus, from super above: cf. F. supernel. See Super-.
  1. Being in a higher place or region; locally higher; as, the supernal orbs; supernal regions. "That supernal judge." Shak.
  2. Relating or belonging to things above; celestial; heavenly; as, supernal grace.
    Not by the sufferance of supernal power. Milton.

Webster 1913