Etymology
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inspired (adj.)

c. 1400, "communicated by divine or supernatural powers," past-participle adjective from inspire (v.). From 1660s as "infused with seemingly supernatural influence."

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mana (n.)

"power, authority, supernatural power," 1843, from Maori, "power, authority, supernatural power."

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personification (n.)

"figure of speech or artistic representation in which something inanimate or abstract takes the form of a person," 1755, noun of action from personify. Sense of "embodiment of a quality in a person" is attested from 1807.

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superstitious (adj.)

late 14c., "involving faith in supernatural powers or magic; characteristic of pagan religion or false religion," from Anglo-French supersticius, Old French supersticios, or directly from Latin superstitiosus "prophetic; full of dread of the supernatural," from superstitio "prophecy, soothsaying, excessive fear of the gods" (see superstition).

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faerie (n.)

supernatural kingdom, "Elfland," c. 1300, from Old French fairie; see fairy.

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supernaturally (adv.)

c. 1500, "from God or Heaven," from supernatural (adj.) + -ly (2).

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shadowless (n.)

1630s, from shadow (n.) + -less. "Having no shadow," hence, sometimes, "weird, supernatural."

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diviner (n.)

"one who professes or practices supernatural divination," early 14c., from Old French devineor, from Late Latin divinator, from Latin divinare (see divine (v.)).

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perforce (adv.)

"by physical force or violence, forcibly," c. 1300, par force, from Old French phrase par force (12c.), literally "by force" (see force). With Latin per substituted 17c. in place of its French offspring par.

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ghostly (adj.)

Old English gastlic "spiritual, holy, not of the flesh; clerical;" also "supernatural, spectral, pertaining to or characteristic of a ghost;" see ghost (n.) + -ly (1). Related: Ghostliness.

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