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empyrean (n.)

"empyreal," mid-14c. (as empyre), probably via Medieval Latin empyreus, from Greek empyros "fiery," from assimilated form of en (see en- (2)) + pyr "fire" (from PIE root *paewr- "fire"). As an adjective in English from early 15c. The etymological sense is "formed of pure fire or light." In ancient Greek cosmology, the highest heaven, the sphere of pure fire; later baptized with a Christian sense of "abode of God and the angels."

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Definitions of empyrean
1
empyrean (adj.)
of or relating to the sky or heavens;
the empyrean sphere
Synonyms: empyreal
empyrean (adj.)
inspiring awe; "well-meaning ineptitude that rises to empyreal absurdity"- M.S.Dworkin; "empyrean aplomb"- Hamilton Basso;
Synonyms: empyreal / sublime
2
empyrean (n.)
the apparent surface of the imaginary sphere on which celestial bodies appear to be projected;
Synonyms: celestial sphere / sphere / firmament / heavens / vault of heaven / welkin
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