empyreal vs empyrean what difference

what is difference between empyreal and empyrean

English

Etymology

From Latin empyreus, from Ancient Greek ἐμπύριος (empúrios, fiery), from ἐν (en, en-) + πῦρ (pûr, fire) (English pyre).

Pronunciation

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ɛmˈpɪɹɪəl/, /ɛmpɪˈɹiː.əl/
  • (US) IPA(key): /ɛmˈpɪɹ.i.əl/

Adjective

empyreal (not comparable)

  1. Pertaining to the highest heaven or the empyrean
    Synonyms: celestial, sublime, exalted
  2. Of the sky or heavens.
  3. Fiery, made of pure fire.

Synonyms

  • (pertaining to the highest heaven): celestial, empyrean, exalted.
  • (made of pure fire): fiery

Translations

See also

  • empyrical

References

  • empyreal in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.


English

Etymology

From Latin empȳreus, from Ancient Greek ἐμπύριος (empúrios), from ἐν (en, in) + πῦρ (pûr, fire) (whence English pyre).

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ɛmˌpaɪˈɹiːn̩/, /ɛmˈpɪɹi.ən/

Noun

empyrean (plural empyreans)

  1. (historical) The region of pure light and fire; the highest heaven, where the pure element of fire was supposed by the ancients to exist: the same as the ether, the ninth heaven according to ancient astronomy.

Related terms

  • pyre

Adjective

empyrean (not comparable)

  1. Of the sky or the heavens; celestially refined.
    • 1700, Matthew Prior, Carmen Saeculare
      Yet upward she [the goddess] incessant flies;
      Resolv’d to reach the high empyrean Sphere.

Synonyms

  • empyreal

Translations

References

  • empyrean in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.
  • William Dwight Whitney and Benjamin E[li] Smith, editors (1914), “empyrean”, in The Century Dictionary: An Encyclopedic Lexicon of the English Language, volume II (D–Hoon), revised edition, New York, N.Y.: The Century Co., OCLC 1078064371.

Further reading

  • empyrean on Wikipedia.Wikipedia

Please follow and like us:

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Social Share Buttons and Icons powered by Ultimatelysocial